Discover the horrible history of Queen Elizabeth I's executioner at Gainsborough Old Hall.
Especially for the Historical Hall of Fame exhibition, meet Queen Elizabeth I's executioner with grisly tales – though not too grisly for younger visitors.
The royal executioner will tell tales and let you see his axe and sword – discover horrible history for yourself.
Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best preserved, timber-framed manor houses in the UK, dating to the 15th century. The Hall has a magnificent Great Hall at its centre, linking the East and West Ranges, and boasts one of the best preserved examples of a late medieval kitchen in England. Famous visitors to the Old Hall inlcude Richard III, Henry VIII, the Mayflower Pilgrims, and John Wesley.