Lavenham Guildhall

Looking through a leaded widow of the Lavenham Tea Room at the wooden tables and chairs in the courtyard garden.

Important notice -

The Lavenham Guildhall Tea Room is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm for a range of light lunch options, snacks and drinks. Indoor and garden seating available. However, the Guildhall Museum and Shop remain closed.

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

Lavenham Guildhall


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Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Lavenham Guildhall


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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.

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.

Lavenham Guildhall


Lavenham Guildhall

Shopping at the Guildhall 

Our shop is currently closed, but when open it has a great selection of books, gifts, cards and National Trust souvenirs. We also have a plant sales section in the garden.

Lavenham Guildhall

Join or give

Kids dressing up Lavenham

Support our work through a personal donation 

Make a personal donation today and help us to support this fine medieval building and the stories of the characters that have influenced its history.