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Lincoln Guildhall

Saltergate, Lincoln LN2 1DH, England
+44 1522 873507
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Really enjoyable experience.

I visited the Guildhall this morning with my husband. I found it to be very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly G
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Very interesting and informative

We were made to feel very welcome. The guide knew his stuff inside out. Would go again. We learned... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jangle2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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The Guildhall is the "official home" of the Mayor and occupies the whole of the second floor of the Stonebow. Access to this historic building is via the large double oak doors on the East Wing of the building on Saltergate and is of 15th and 16th century. On a visit you can walk through the Council Chamber, sit in the Mayor's chair and hear some of the tales of years gone by. The tour includes the old debtors prison which now houses some of the finest regalia in England beneath. Whilst in the Civic Insignia room, view the Royal Sword given to the City by Richard II, and the Mayor's Mace dated 1660, originally a defensive fighting weapon, but now carried before the Mayor on ceremonial occasions. See several chains of office, as well as the unique Mayor's posy ring which is only worn on two occasions: when being married to the City at the Annual Meeting and on the Mayor's "official" birthday a custom dating back to 1852. Read the many Royal Charters, the oldest granted by King Henry II (circa 1157) and the latest given in 1974 by Queen Elizabeth II. Also, the Guildhall's impressive Council Chamber is still used today for Full Council meetings. The Guildhall allows you to step back in time and view it's unique and historic building, as well as many significant items on display.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Saltergate, Lincoln LN2 1DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Guildhall this morning with my husband. I found it to be very interesting and informative. The guide was superb and gave an in-depth view into the items on display and history of the hall, as well as lincoln. You can feel the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were made to feel very welcome. The guide knew his stuff inside out. Would go again. We learned alot about the history of Lincoln,

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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on the tour of the Guildhall it contains artefacts given to Lincoln City by various monarch through out the years and some of the cities treasures given by dignitaries over many years not a long tour but well worth it if your...More

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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and for visiting us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much history here, Very knowledgeable, informative & very pleasant guide . He knew all about Lincolns history all the sway from Roman times. Well worth the visit.

Thank Neil C
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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting and for the review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a group. Firstly we were given a talk of the history of Lincoln which was very interesting and informative. I have lived in Lincoln all my life but I learnt a lot from this. We were then given a tour of the...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We did the 2pm tour on Saturday and we had a private tour as we were the only people who turned up. The gentleman was fantastic he know so much about the history of the guildhall and passsion. This showed through. What is amaaing is...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Having passed by many times was fortunate to be there just as a tour was starting. The guide Brian was very informative and entertaining about the history and function of the building and its contents. There was no charge for the tour!

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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The lovely old building isn't shown off to best effect, because it is quite cluttered with pictures of unknown dignatories etc and other council memorabilia. It's still maybe worth a quick visit but probably best if you're able to avoid the Discover Lincoln weekend when...More

Thank Lynne A
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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Your review, as with the previous reviewer is inaccurate and misleading, and almost 3 months after our participation in the Discover Lincolnshire event. I will address your comments: 1. "Cluttered with pictures of unknown dignatories etc" - photographs of Mayors and Sheriff's of Lincoln are...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We visited this building during the free weekend. It is an old building with I am sure lots of history. In common with other local government buildings there were many paintings of old councillors and the like. It is an old building with I am...More

Thank Ivan C
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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

We find your comments confusing, and inaccurate. You recently left a review indicating that you hadn't actually been inside, which was subsequently removed by TripAdvisor. Now this review says you did come inside, however your description of our building is incorrect. We don't have old...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I have been under the Stonebow arch many times and always wondered what the Guildhall above was like inside. There are free 1 hour tours at 10.30 am and 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays (not Bank Holidays). There are 3 rooms upstairs...More

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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018
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Zoe D
February 28, 2017|
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Response from LincolnGuildhall | Property representative |
Hi Zoe, final plans for the Discover Lincolnshire weekend should be on our Facebook page - Lincoln's Historic Guildhall- this week. You can reserve a place for the Saturday by calling the Civic Office on 01522 873507... More
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vanessa c
October 8, 2016|
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Hello, the Guildhall is not open on a Sunday. Our opening times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with tours at 1030 am and 2pm. Civic Team
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