The Guildhall, Leicester
February to November
Saturdays to Wednesdays 11.00am - 4.30pm
Sundays 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Additional opening for public events:
December to January by prior arrangement
Daily 10am - 4.30pm, throughout the year, for pre-booked visits.
Explore an atmospheric timber-framed building of national importance.
Visit one of the best preserved timber-framed halls in the country dating back 600 years. Its Great Hall was built c1390 as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi and was used as a venue for social gatherings, banquets, festivals and as a dwelling place for Chantry priests. Since then, the Guildhall has had a variety of uses - as a courtroom; a theatre (it is rumoured that William Shakespeare even performed here!), for banquets and limited civic events; and as the first home of Leicester's police force.
For school visits and learning sessions
Contact the Learning Office
Tel: 0116 2254910
For general site enquiries
Tel: 0116 253 2569
KS2 Tudor Active Learning Sessions
KS3 Medieval Realms Active Learning Session
KS1 Tudor Handling Box
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