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.

Lavenham Guildhall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 21 Mar 2019
10:30-16:00
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 08 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in Tudor England, and there's still plenty of treasure waiting to be found.

Discover Lavenham's Secrets

Sat 13 Apr 2019
10:30-13:00
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.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 15 Apr 2019
10:30-16:30
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us for a special day of demonstrations.
Lavenham Guildhall

History

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

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.