Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston CastlePublished Thursday, 6th April 2017
Rotherham’s hidden gem Boston Castle has re-opened for the summer season and has launched a brand new art exhibition.
A display of paintings by local artist Chris Bilton feature picturesque scenes of Rotherham and South Yorkshire, and are available to purchase. Chris works in a variety of creative mediums including acrylic, oil paint and watercolour. A collection of his artwork has been specially selected for this display.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said: “Visitors to Boston Castle can explore the delightful history of the museum, find out about more about its former owner the Earl of Effingham and also see some fine artwork from one of our leading local artists.
“I would encourage anyone to visit one of Rotherham’s most fascinating buildings and see Boston Castle’s first ever art exhibition, which will run throughout the summer season.”
The local heritage site, one of Rotherham’s oldest historical landmarks, was originally built as a hunting lodge in 1775, and underwent regeneration in 2012. The Castle and grounds are now open to the public on a seasonal basis.
Take the opportunity to go on the roof of the castle and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views.
Boston Castle is open from 10am until 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from April to September. Last admission is at 2.45pm.
Rooms and all accompanying facilities within the castle will also, once again, be available to hire out to businesses and community groups who wish to use them.
Access is free and roof tours can be taken from £1 per person. Bookable guided tours are also available from £4 per person, with a minimum of 10 people per tour.
To hire the room or book a guided tour: