Gainsborough Old Hall

Facilities at Gainsborough Old Hall

  • Parking

    There are no car parking facilities on site. The nearest off-site parking is in the town centre, roughly a two minute walk away (charges apply). There is no coach parking on site, although visitors can be dropped off at a designated point and coaches can be parked at the local leisure centre (free of charge).
  • Food And Drink


    The Chambers Café serves a variety of food and drinks, including soup, filled rolls, sandwiches, paninis, cakes and fresh coffee. A catering menu can be provided for groups wishing to pre-book high teas, cream teas etc. Please note: Vegetarian/gluten free food is available upon request.

    The café is a member of 'Select Lincolnshire', and sources local produce wherever possible.

  • Picnic Area

    In good weather, visitors can use the outside seating area located next to the café. Picnics can also be eaten in the grounds.
  • Shop

    A gift shop is located in the reception area on the ground floor. This sells a wide range of English Heritage souvenirs and gifts, including books, jewellery and children's toys.
  • Toilets

    Separate male, female and disabled toilets are available, including baby changing facilities. The toilets are accessed by stairs or a platform lift.
  • Dogs


    Assistance dogs are welcome.

  • Exhibition

    Visitors can enjoy an exhibition tracing the hall's links with the Pilgrim Fathers. Access is via stairs (no lift available).
  • Gardens

    Small flower beds around the hall and the herb garden are maintained by Friends of the Old Hall gardening volunteers.
  • Audio Tours

    The audio visual tours are available free as part of entry. These tours are not offered on event days. They are available to download prior to visit to a smart phone.
  • Family Friendly


    Baby Changing Facilities

    Separate male, female and disabled toilets are available, including baby changing facilities. The toilets are accessed by stairs or a platform lift.

    Children's Audio Tour

    A special tour and device is available for children.

    High Chairs

    Yes (one)

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of space for children to run around and explore, although ball games are not permitted.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are permitted, although access may be restricted to the upper floors of the hall (as these can only be reached via stairs).

    Toy / Dressing Up Box

    A dressing up box can be found in the Solar.
  • Venue Hire


    Available For Event Hire

    Rooms available for private hire include the great hall, upper great chamber, medieval kitchen and the west range. Visit the Gainsborough Old Hall website for more details.

    Civil Weddings

    There are four rooms licensed for civil ceremonies. A wedding hospitality service and wedding coordinator are available upon request. Visit the Gainsborough Old Hall Weddings website for more details.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming


    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB
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