Lavenham Guildhall

Family outside Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk
Lavenham Station on last day of service 10th April 1961

History and nature on the same track 

Amazingly there were trains running between Melford and Lavenham and beyond for more than one hundred years until its closure in the 1960s. The arrival of the railway brought great change to both communities, and was vital during the war years. Discover the rich legacy of steam and learn about the flora and fauna that have taken over the tracks. Click through to read more.

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 28 Sep 2017
11:00-16:00
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning Thursdays 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

Wed 18 Oct 2017
10:00-12:00
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around the historic centre of Lavenham. Light lunch included.

Lavenham by Lantern Light

Thu 02 Nov 2017
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.

Boom and Bust of Medieval Lavenham - Lecture Lunch

Mon 13 Nov 2017
10:45-14:00
Lavenham grew to be one of the richest towns in Tudor England. Learn about how it made its money and why it retains such a wealth of historic buildings. Includes refreshments and two course lunch.

Pageants, Priests and Purgatory - Lecture Lunch

Tue 21 Nov 2017
10:45-14:00
Join us for coffee and an informative illustrated talk by Jane Gosling; followed by lunch in our lovely beamed tea-room.
Lavenham Guildhall

Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Lavenham Guildhall Suffolk

Eat in or take something away 

Treat yourself to a cuppa and a freshly baked cake in our Tudor tea-room or take home a souvenir from our shop which has a fine selection of gifts and cards. Or how about a locally grown plant?

Lavenham Guildhall

History

Lavenham Guildhall

Get involved

Volunteer Room Guides at the Guildhall Lavenham

Join our team 

Volunteers from all sorts of backgrounds help us look after our special places. 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.

Lavenham Guildhall

Our work

Upper storey and gable of Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

A look at limewashing 

Limewashing is carried out on many of Lavenham’s timber-framed buildings, including the Guildhall. Discover why we do this and how this traditional finish fits in with our conservation principles.