Leicester Guildhall Free Guided Tours

Family Friendly
Lectures & Tours
01 May - 29 July 2024
11:30 - 15:30

Free Event

Book Now

Event Description

Leicester Guildhall is a historic building and the oldest building still in use in the city.

Leicester Guildhall Free Guided Tours

The Great Hall was built in about 1390 as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi. It is believed that Shakespeare performed here during Tudor times. Over the years it has had many uses, including housing one of the oldest public libraries and serving as the Town Hall.

After restoration, the Guildhall was opened to the public as a museum in 1926.

Leicester is privileged to have one of the best-preserved timber framed halls in the country dating back 600 years. This is your opportunity to come and find out more regarding this unique and beautiful building with a free guided tour.

Tour times: 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm


  • Wednesday 1st May with Liz

  • Monday 6th May with Susan

  • Friday 10th May with Leigh

  • Monday 13th May with Carole

  • Wednesday 15th May with Julie

  • Sunday 19th May with Julie

  • Sunday 26th May with Liz

  • Friday 31st May with Jane


  • Monday 3rd June with Carole

  • Wednesday 12th June with Susan

  • Wednesday 19th June with Carole

  • Friday 21st June with Julie

July (part of the Archaeology Festival):

  • Monday 1st July with Carole

  • Monday 8th July with Carole

  • Wednesday 10th July with Julie

  • Thursday 11th July with Leigh

  • Saturday 13th July with Susan

  • Sunday 14th July with Liz

  • Monday 15th July with Carole

  • Wednesday 17th July with Julie

  • Sunday 21st July with Mark

  • Monday 29th July with Liz

Back to What's On