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Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in the country. Its famous blue cloth was exported across Europe and beyond.
The village today is famed for its wealth of surviving timber-framed buildings, which make it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. One of the finest of these buildings is our Guildhall of Corpus Christi.
Inside, you can follow the changing fortunes of Lavenham''s cloth industry, local families, as well as its farming heritage and agricultural roots.
Before exploring the streets of this unique village, which have changed little in five centuries, make sure you have a browse in our gift shop and enjoy a homemade cake in our pretty beamed tea-room.
Wonderful gifts this Christmas
Looking for some inspiration for gifts this Christmas? Why not take a look in our Guildhall shop with a wide range of lovely gifts to choose from. From local food and souvenirs to gardening and home gifts as well as our selection of books, suitable for all the family.
New Project Manager
We're delighted to announce the appointment of our new Project Manager, Danae Karagiannopoulou. Danae will oversee the new interpretation project taking place this winter. She will work closely with the local community to bring to life the stories of Lavenham.
A lovely cup of tea
Come in and enjoy lovely cup of tea or coffee with a piece of homemade cake or scone in our wonderful Tudor beamed tea-room. Check out our new seasonal offers when you visit.