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Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

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Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

We visited Boston on a Sunday, and found that the Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall Museum, South Street, Boston is only open 10.30 am - 3.30pm on Wednesday to Saturday. In fact the Museum is only open on the same days.

So the message is clear - only visit Boston on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday! Well at least Wednesday and Saturday is also market day in Boston.

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1. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

Well, the Tourist Office in my town in Essex closed down last month, it was supposed to be relocated, but now it is not going to be. So best if tourists don't visit Essex at all, eh??

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2. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

Still, a little prior research might have saved you some disappointment, eh? It never seems to take long with the use of this interweb thingy!

http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/

http://www.bostonuk.com/

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3. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

I think all over the country tourist infos have been affected by the credit crunch badly. The Isle of Wight has closed all of them down, despite half the island being dependent on tourism.

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4. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

The most famous thing in Boston is the Stump ,the church tower, seen for miles over the flat fens, surely it was open on a Sunday?

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5. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

The point that I was making was do not expect the TIC to be open to give you ideas on what can be visited in the area.

However we were there on the last day of the Big Dig in the Market Place and saw some of the finds being cleaned and sorted - a "time team" experience in front of our eyes - much better than a dusty museum!

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6. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

Oh I SEE! You went there for a particular reason, and then just decided to have a gripe about Boston in general. Oh well!

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7. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

I'm surprised Tourist Information is open at all. Lincoln has closed all of its TICs. Boston must get its funding from elsewhere.

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8. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

What a shame - the tourist information office always used to be the best place to visit in Boston. It may have changed since I was a lad but not much I guess!!

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9. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

How true that is. Did you know Boston has no public toilets in its town centre?

One place that must be visited is The Stump. A beautiful church and it shouldn't be missed.

ex-Boston resident

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10. Re: Boston - only open for Tourists on Weds - Sat!!

<shakes head at Molly>

Three years old, this thread ...

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