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. We have a few extra dates for 2018 check our schedule for more information.

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 £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult N/A £6.35
Group Child N/A £3.15

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
16 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
20 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
15 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
18 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 November 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 November 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
15 November 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 19 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
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 11 Aug 2018
10:30-13:00
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales. Lovely light lunch included.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 20 Aug 2018
11:00-17:00
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us on the 18th June for a special day of demonstrations.

Halloween Walk

Fri 26 Oct 2018
16:30-18:30
Come and join us this Halloween for a special ghoulish family walk around Lavenham.

Lavenham by Lantern Light

Sat 03 Nov 2018
18:30-20:00
See the medieval village of Lavenham in a whole new light on our Lantern Walk. The beautiful timber-framed buildings will come alive as you listen to the history of this hidden gem.