For families

Medieval Guildhall

 © Harry yr5@ St Annes primary @Jane Gosling

Educational as well as fun with each room telling a different story about the Guildhall or Lavenham.

Learn about medieval building methods, old farming methods, the famous Lavenham blue cloth and more.

Garden and jail house

The courtyard garden with the bench where visitors can sit © Jane Gosling

The courtyard garden with the bench where visitors can sit

Come and take a look at our courtyard garden and its dye plants, which have been used since medieval times.

Plus, there's the small village jail house where you can see what it would have been like to be locked up.

Food and drink

Visitors in the tearoom at the Guildhall  in the Market Place © NTPL

Visitors in the tearoom at the Guildhall in the Market Place

The tea-room has plenty to offer with a lovely selection of home made cakes, delicious sausage rolls, light lunches and snacks from Jinny's kitchen.

The newly refurbished tea-room is a great meeting place for all the family to explore the delights of Lavenham from.

Dressing up

Visitors in the tearoom at the Guildhall  in the Market Place © Jane Gosling

Visitors in the tearoom at the Guildhall in the Market Place

Feel what it was like to be a Tudor or wartime child with a choice of dressing up clothes to try on.

Family fun

Rammeses - the mummified cat who was found blocked up in a nearby roof

  • Learn about life as a prisoner and workhouse child
  • Dress up in traditional Tudor costume
  • Wander in our courtyard garden with its own jail
  • Explore memories of Lavenham's richest merchants
  • See Rammeses, the mumified cat

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