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Delve into the history
The builder of Sudbury
Sudbury Hall tells the story of a house designed and built as a show piece for 17th century craftsmanship. Created by George Vernon, he used his social, political and marital links to achieve his vision of a spectacular family home.
George Vernon began building his ideal home in 1660. It took over 30 years before the hall was finished. During this time many locally and nationally renowned craftsman created some of the most amazing interiors, which can still be seen today.
The women of Sudbury
The wives of the Vernon family have left their legacy at Sudbury. Through marriage, these women brought wealth, connections or improved social standing to the family.
You can find out more about our fantastic collection online, or discover it in person by visiting Sudbury and meeting our welcoming room guides.
Highlights of the hall
George Vernon created a wonderful family home which has stood the test of time to be enjoyed today. These are some of the things you shouldn't miss on your visit round the Hall.
Grinling Gibbons was one of the finest woodcarvers in England and the carving at Sudbury is a well documented example of his work. Find out about how the carving was recently conserved on your visit.
Our Billiard room is used for many things, besides a quick game. It is also the temporary exhibition space in the hall. We have a range of exhibitions throughout the year.