TOURS & MEETINGS
You are invited...
to join us on a guided tour of this magnificent and historic building.
We will show you the all the rooms and try to answer your questions on the past, present and future of each space. We will be able to show you the oldest parts of the building, which date back to the 1300's and the Victorian transformation made in the 1870's by renowned architect George Gilbert Scott Jr.
Currently, we are not charging for tours, we want to encourage the people of Boston to understand the potential of the building and become enthusiastic supporters of the project.
Donations - We rely on donations to some extent and will be delighted to accept any donation your group or individuals choose to make. This money goes directly to cover the cost of the tours and information centre, including staff, heating, lighting etc.
Tours usually run in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings but if that doesn't suit you please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can book yourself on to a tour by calling 01205 359191.
We welcome school and college groups.
How will we manage a large group?
We have a work room upstairs set aside for larger groups where students can complete worksheets and discuss the building and the story of Boston. (This is a very special room which boasts a magnificent 17th Century 'Delft' tiled fireplace) In this way we are able to safely take smaller groups of the students on a guided tour of this magnificent and historic building in turn, giving them a richer experience and ensuring their safety.
We will show you the all the rooms and try to answer your questions on the past, present and future of each space. We will be able to show you the oldest parts of the building, which date back to the 1300's and the Victorian transformation made in the 1870's by renowned architects George Gilbert Scott Jnr. and John Oldrid Scott.
What we will provide:
Teachers will be provided with a basic fact sheet helping them prepare the students for their visit and in discussions when they get back to school. This will be focused on Shodfriars Hall, the Cultural Quarter and it's place in the story of Boston.
Worksheets will be provided for students to complete during their visit or back at school. We have a Primary School and a Secondary School worksheet/factsheet. (Please let us know in advance of your visit which you would require.) The focus of these sheets are Shodfriars Hall, the Cultural Quarter and it's place in the story of Boston.
We have a fun questionnaire which we would love visiting pupils/students and their teachers to complete which we will retain as part of our conversations with the community about the Shodfriars Project. These so not require students to give us any of their personal details beyond age and roughly where they live (ie first part of post code of town/village).
For groups with a particular interest in Architecture or the Arts, please advise so we can provide those groups with additional information focused on the architectural history of the building, the Great Hall theatre space and the potential future uses.
Currently, we are asking for donations for tours. For school groups of up to 20 pupils we suggest a donation of £50, over that an additional £2 per pupil. We do want to encourage the people of Boston to understand the potential of the building and become enthusiastic supporters of the project, therefore if a donation of this level is probative, please let us know. We will not exclude anyone on the grounds of cost.
We rely on donations to some extent. This money goes directly to cover the cost of the tours and information centre, including worksheets, staff, heating, lighting etc.
ABOUT MEETING ROOM
We have a small meeting room available to groups, individuals or businesses free of charge (subject to availability).
All we ask is that you buy your refreshments from us. It's a great space for a variety of groups to meet, community or charitable groups or committees Book groups, school committees, businesses or just a group of friends or family.
We can provide a working lunch menu if you require. The room comfortably sits between 10 - 15 people. A few more can be squeezed in - feel free to rearrange the furniture.
Wheelchair users can access the room directly from the street if preferred, to avoid manoeuvring through awkward spaces,
please advise if you would like to access the room in this way.
You may hook up a laptop to our screen; please advise us on booking should you wish to use the screen.
TO BOOK please contact us at the coffee shop. We will do our best to accommodate you. Call 01205 359191 for further details.