Guildhall admissions are free for another year

THE number of people visiting Boston’s Guildhall Museum has dramatically risen over the last year.

Visitor numbers have increased by 225 per cent for the year 2011/12 at 7,804, compared with 2,400 during the same period in 2012/11.

The increase is partly down to the historic attraction suspending its admission charges a year ago – combined with a series of new exhibitions. This has included several temporary exhibitions and the findings of the Boston Big Dig.

New items from the latter are to be displayed at the museum on Sunday to coincide with the Medieval Fayre in the Market Place.

The free admissions period at the Guildhall has now been extended.

Luke Skerritt, principle museum, arts and heritage officer, said: “Following the success of the trial a decision has been taken to continue the suspension of the admission charges for another year.”