Lavenham Guildhall

Christmas Lights on outside Christmas tree Lavenham Guildhall Lavenham
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

Sat 17 Dec 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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in Tudor England, and there's still plenty of treasure waiting to be found.
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.