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Leicester Guildhall

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Super museum

We had never been to Leicester before but our good experiences at the Visitor Centre, Cathedral and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian S
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Leicester Guild Hall

This GuildHall is of Historical interest. It once housed England's third oldest Public Library Est... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
alanfpolaine
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Dersingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been to Leicester before but our good experiences at the Visitor Centre, Cathedral and Guildhall mean we can’t wait to return! This is an excellent museum which serves as a good introduction to the history of the City and then there is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This GuildHall is of Historical interest. It once housed England's third oldest Public Library Est. 1632 AD. It has very well preserved buildings and a good museum, including Old Gaol Cells of the time. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not a lot to see really, it is a big hall with a lot of history behind it. but if you are in the area and are already visiting Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III visitor centre you may as well complete the set and...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a talk in one of the ancient rooms here about the discovery and exhumation of the body of King Richard III, followed by a champagne reception in another medieval room, then upstairs for a lunchtime banquet in a more modern part. All excellent....More

Thank jj-the-jetsetter
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Many thanks for your great review of the Guildhall! Much appreciated and so pleased to hear you enjoyed the event, speaker and venue too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Actually I stumbled upon this building completely unplanned. All in all, I am happy I did. It was nice to see part of the Leicester city history and learn about the past. 30-45 minutes are enough and could be visited just after seeing the King...More

Thank Simona K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

For free, who can grumble. Well laid out and informative . I feel that the displays were designed more for younger people, butility nothing wrong with that. All in all, a very pleasant waye or spending an hour .

Thank PhilNichols
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Many thanks Phil for your review and visit, much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to the Guildhall for an event or performance soon.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Excellent. Beautifully restored Guildhall. Interesting History. Free of charge. Would recommend a visit

Thank Nick_T58
James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Many thanks Nick for your kind review and visit to the Guildhall. We hope you can join us again for a visit, event or performance soon.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Church-multi-bells can be very annoying. If you are not from the city it will be very surprising the loudness and frequency even at 9 PM. At first it hears interesting, after sequence 3 you start thinking...…….why so loud and why that complex sound.

Thank hamo306
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for your review and visit to The Guildhall. Sorry the Cathedral bells are too loud, it may have been the evening of their bell ringing practice.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

It's very well preserved. I had been meaning to visit the Guildhall for ages but never got round to visit it. I saw it was open and decided to pop by. It was more of a spontaneous visit and although the Guildhall is very small...More

Thank Antiques-History-
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Walking through Leicester we visited the Guildhall building nest to the Cathedral. Well preserved centuries old timber building. Well worth stopping by.

Thank 923Dan
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Many thanks for your great review and visit to The Guildhall. So pleased to hear you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back for a visit or event when back in the city.

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Seniorcitizen10
28 January 2017|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Lee, the Richard III exhibition at The Guildhall was a temporary one, but there's now a Leicester Medieval exhibition (free admission) on display. The Richard III Visitor Centre across the road from the Guildhall and... More
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