Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

Important notice -

All our houses, gardens, parks, toilets, cafes and shops are closed from Sunday 22 March to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. Please note Lavenham Guildhall is closed.

One of the most spectacular timber framed buildings of medieval England at the heart of village life

Visitors on a group tour of the village with the Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

Discover Lavenham's Hidden Secrets 

Ready for a new discovery? Lavenham has had a turbulent five hundred years of history; this quintessential Suffolk gem has seen it all, from extreme hardship and poverty to fabulous wealth and even Hollywood glamour.

Childrens trail Lavenham

Rainy Days, Sunny Days, Discovery Days 

Rainy days or not, Lavenham Guildhall offers kids and adults alike loads to see and do.

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Lavenham Guildhall


Lavenham Guildhall

Our work

Lavenham Guildhall front in market square in the sunshine

Conservation on a grand scale 

As part of our work at the Guildhall, we inspect the outside of the building as well as the collection inside. Everything is regularly looked at, inside and out by our building surveyors and conservators. We check for insect and pest damage, wood, brick and plaster deterioration and of course wear and tear in the exhibits themselves.

Lavenham Guildhall

Eating and shopping

Tasty cakes in Lavenham Guildhall's sunlit tearoom

Lavenham Guildhall National Trust Cafe 

Step back in time and enjoy a cup of tea in the historic surroundings of the Tudor tea-room at Lavenham Guildhall.

Lavenham Guildhall

Shopping at Lavenham Guildhall 

Our shop has a great selection of books, gifts, cards and National Trust souvenirs. We also have a plant sales section in the garden.

Lavenham Guildhall

Get involved

David McIntyre Lavenham Room Guide

‘You could do that!’ she said. 

Volunteers from all sorts of backgrounds help us look after special places like Lavenham Guildhall. Whatever you'd like to achieve, whether it is a one-off or a longer term commitment for yourself, or with friends and family, we'd love you to be part of it.