Spinning Demonstrations

Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our spinning demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day. Every week on a Thursday from March until October and then on Fridays in November, December and February.

Why not enjoy a lovely refreshment and treat in our Tudor beamed Tearoom after seeing our volunteers and spinners.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Lavenham Guildhall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Group Adult N/A £7.40
Group Child N/A £3.70

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please come to the Lavenham Guildhall and you will find the demonstrations in the Main Hall.
Accessibility
As a Medieval timer framed building we have high thresholds on our ground floor. There is a ramp available to aid access into the Hall if needed.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 September 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
10 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
17 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
8 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 26 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today.

Discover Lavenham's Secrets

Sat 12 Oct 2019
10:30-13:00
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and pastries before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 21 Oct 2019
10:30-16:30
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us for a special day of demonstrations.

Lantern Walks

Mon 28 Oct 2019
18:30-20:00
Explore Lavenham’s illustrious past by lantern light with a local guide. Come in and warm up with some tea and cake afterwards.

Food for Thought: Lavenham, Boom and Bust

Tue 19 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
A series of talks putting aspects of Lavenham’s intriguing history under the microscope, followed by a light lunch from the Guildhall's Tearoom.

Food for Thought: Pageants Priests and Purgatory

Tue 26 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
A series of talks putting aspects of Lavenham’s intriguing history under the microscope. This talk will be followed by a light lunch.