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 Mondays 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 £9.30 £8.40
Child £4.65 £4.20
Family £23.25 £21.00
Group Adult N/A £8.00
Group Child N/A £4.00

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
17 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Mon 17 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
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

Fri 06 Mar 2020
10:00-12:00
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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 03 Apr 2020
10:00-16:00
Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in Tudor England, and there's still plenty of treasure waiting to be found.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 20 Apr 2020
11:00-14:00
Join us for a special day of demonstrations as our spinners spin wool using techniques that made Lavenham famous for its wool in the 15th century.

Colours to Dye For

Sat 04 Jul 2020
11:00-16:00
Join us on Saturday 4th July as we demonstrate traditional dyeing techniques on fleece, using a range of plant materials.