Things to see & do

The spirit of Lavenham

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Agnes Stermyn

Visitors enjoying the new experience at Lavenham Guildhall

Agnes saw the Guildhall of Corpus Christi been built  in around 1460 on land left to her from her late husband's estate. Discover her story and see some replicas of her clothing on your visit. 

Ann Baker

learn about some of the charactors at the bridewell

Discover Ann's emotional story as a child inmate at the Bridewell here at the Lavenham Guildhall. Like many other young paupers at the time she was transported to Australia for her crime. 

Cuthbert Quilter

Lavenham Guildhall at the time of Sir William Cuthbert Quilter

Discover Cuthbert's inspiring story. By 1887 the Guildhall was in such disrepair that it was about to be lost forever. Cuthbert wonderfuly saved the Guildhall; restoring it for the people of Lavenham to use, to which it still does today.


Lavenham Guildhall of Corpus Christi, a magnificent timber framed building

We have lots of wonderful events this year, there is something for everyone see our events page or Facebook page for more details.

Meeting place

Scones, always a firm favourite with visitors

Enjoy a treat and a hot drink in our wonderful Tudor Tea-room when you visit. A great meeting place to catch up with friends and family this winter.

Get involved

Get involved at the Guildhall and become a volunteer

If you’re interested in getting more involved in the Guildhall, why not join us as a volunteer? Learn more about the Guildhall, the village and meet new people. Get in touch today.

Cycling routes

Cycle at a leisurely pace around Lavenham and other Suffolk villages

Cycle at a leisurely pace around Lavenham and other Suffolk villages

Lavenham is on the National 13 cycling route, which you can pick up in nearby Sudbury, Alpheton or Long Melford - or if you want to go the whole distance start at London Tower Bridge and finish at Fakenham, Norwich! There are lots of other routes and byways to explore in and around Lavenham which are just as much fun.

Truly unique

Make Lavenham your base; to discover Suffolk’s hidden gems, explore the wonderful church and the medieval buildings which make Lavenham truly unique.

Don’t forget to visit nearby Melford Hall and Ickworth.