Previously unseen rooms will be open at Gainsborough Old Hall, after exciting improvements were made over the winter.
Re-opening on Good Friday, 6th April, the town’s top tourist attraction is now better than ever, thanks to collaboration between Lincolnshire County Council, English Heritage, West Lindsey District Council and the Friends of the Old Hall Association.
A spokesperson for the partnership said: “This marks a new chapter for the Old Hall. You can now explore the Steward’s Room and Green Room, which were previously closed to the public.” “Moving the gift shop out of the West Range meant this could also be turned into a historical attraction.”
“With new hand-held digital tour guides, the whole family can experience the history of this beautiful medieval manor house like never before.”
The Old Hall also boasts a new gift shop and cafe where you can relax and sample tasty treats.
And for the romantics among us, the medieval attraction is now licensed to hold civil weddings and partnerships - there is even a wedding co-ordinator to help plan your day.
Later this summer visitors can also look forward to a reconstruction of the Old Hall’s historic wall painting, which has been conserved and is found in the new gift shop.
Funding for the improvements came from the two councils, Arts Council England’s Renaissance Programme, the Trent Vale Partnership and The Pilgrim Trust.
For more information see www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/gainsborougholdhall For details of the civil ceremony service visit www.gainsboroughweddings.co.uk