Lavenham Guildhall

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

Lavenham Guildhall

Things to see and do

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on

Upcoming events

Wood, Wool and Witches Marks Trail

Thu 19 May 2022
Embark on an adventure and discover the history of Lavenham Guildhall with our new quiz trail.

Traditional Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 19 May 2022
Discover the craft of hand spinning. Watch our volunteers spin and learn about the making of Lavenham Blue cloth and it's importance in Lavenham's history.
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Tasty cakes in Lavenham Guildhall's sunlit tearoom

Lavenham Guildhall Tea Room 

Our tea room is open serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, sweet treats and light lunches. Our tea room has returned to a pre-covid seating layout. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

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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.

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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.

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