Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

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 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 wealth and Hollywood glamour to extreme hardship and poverty.

Image showing the display of the Taylor family clothing in the Community Room at Lavenham Guildhall

You may not know the name, but you’ll most definitely know the rhyme 

One of Lavenham’s more celebrated transient residents was Jane Taylor. Who was Jane Taylor you might ask? Well you probably won’t know her name, but you’ll most certainly have heard of the famous poem and nursery rhyme she wrote: Twinkle, twinkle little star. Come and see her life celebrated in a new exhibition at the Guildhall.

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Discover Lavenham's Secrets

Sat 09 Feb 2019
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.
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

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

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.