Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the most magnificent examples of a medieval manor in the country.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Visit Gainsborough Old Hall and tread in the footsteps of historic royal guests.

This magnificent building is one of the best examples of a medieval manor in the country. Royal visitors include Richard III and Henry VIII who were guests of the Burgh family who originally built and lived in the building. The Mayflower Pilgrims and John Wesley also worshipped within its walls.

The Great Hall with its splendid, arched, wooden roof remains at the centre of the building and continues to inspire visitors. The kitchens remain virtually unchanged since they were built and those who climb to the top of the brick built tower can enjoy the magnificent vista of both the manor lands and the river Trent into Nottingham.

 Opening times and admission charges

Opening times and prices information are available from the Hall.


Located in the centre of Gainsborough, the museum is easily accessible by car, train and bus.  Follow the brown tourist signs.

By road

Located on Parnell Street, DN21 2NB. 

By rail

The nearest railway station is Lea Road.  The Hall is approximately 20 minutes walk from the station.

By bus

The Hall is approximately 5 minutes walk from Gainsborough bus station. Plan your journey with Traveline.

Visit the Gainsborough Old Hall website