11-20 miles from Lincoln
Elizabeth's Executioner

  • August 25, 2018 to August 27, 2018
  • 11:00am to 4:30pm

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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.

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Saturday 25th - Monday 27th August: 11am – 4:30pm

Meeting the Queen's Executioner is included in standard admission:

  • Adults: £9.50
  • Concessions: £8.30
  • Children (ages 5-17): £5.20
  • Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children): £26.30
  • Under 5s: free

Holders of a valid English Heritage Pass will gain free entry.

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