For families

Medieval Guildhall

Harry's drawing of the Guildhall on his visit © Harry yr5@ St Annes primary @Jane Gosling

Harry's drawing of the Guildhall on his visit

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.

New experience

Visitors enjoying the new experience at Lavenham Guildhall © Technique Productions

Visitors enjoying the new experience at Lavenham Guildhall

 Discover the characters at the heart of the Guildhall with our new visitor experience; suitable for all ages there is something for everyone. See one of our favourites Agnes Sturmyn; who actually saw the Guildhall being built, see some replicas of her clothing that was left  in her will.

Dressing up

visitors enjoying the new experience at Lavenham Guildhall © Jane Gosling

visitors enjoying the new experience at Lavenham Guildhall

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

Garden and jail house

Enjoy a sit in the sunshine in our courtyard garden © Jane Gosling

Enjoy a sit in the sunshine in our courtyard garden

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 our kitchen.

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

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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