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Boston Lodge Guided Tours

Free of charge (with valid lottery ticket) – Optional donation

March 15th & 16th.

We are running tours on March 15th & 16th for people who play the lottery to come on a free tour of Boston Lodge. Join us for a tour of this historic site and discover more about the history and fascinating stories that surround the unique engineering works. Your tour guide will meet you in Spooner’s bar/café at Harbour Station, Porthmadog, before you embark on a short train ride to Boston Lodge Works. The experience will last for approximately 2 hours.

How Steam Locomotives Work

Cost: £50.00 per adult.

Dates to be confirmed

This is a short, practical workshop lasting approximately 3 hours, where participants get to help prepare a loco, see it in action close up, receive information on ‘how it works’ then have a go at firing and driving in the yard. These are all based at Boston Lodge.

Behind the scenes – Capital work at Boston Lodge

No charge but must be booked in advance

February 28th/March 11th & 27th

Come and find about the major works at Boston Lodge including restoration works on listed buildings and new buildings.  It is also an opportunity to find out more about the range of highly skilled work that happens on site on a daily basis.

Archaeology

No charge but must be booked in advance

Dates to be confirmed

This is a practical workshop where we will be revealing and recording the remains of the stables in front of 1&2 Boston Lodge ahead of groundworks in that area.

Conservation in action at Boston Lodge

No charge but must be booked in advance

Dates to be confirmed

See conservation experts in action and find out more about their skills as they work in varied areas from archaeology to lime pointing and rendering.