Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall front in market square in the sunshine
Lavenham Guildhall

Things to see and do

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

Walking stretches the mind as well as the legs in Lavenham 

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.

Ranson's mock up studio at Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

A tailor whose real love was photography and conservation 

Step back through generations of black and white stills and film imagery at The Guildhall. Francis Lingard Ranson was instrumental in founding The Lavenham Preservation Society and his fascinating pictorial legacy echoes the Lavenham you see today.

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Lavenham by Lantern Light

Fri 04 Nov 2016
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

Tue 15 Nov 2016
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

Wed 07 Dec 2016
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


Lavenham Guildhall

Get involved

Volunteer Room Guides at the Guildhall Lavenham

Join our team 

Volunteering with us is fun, sociable and a great way of meeting people from all around the world.

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.