Lavenham Guildhall

Important notice -

Our tea room has reopened for takeaway, serving a limited menu of refreshments. In line with government guidance, the Guildhall Museum remains closed.

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

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Lavenham Guildhall


Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Eating at Lavenham Guildhall

Our tea room has reopened and will initially be serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and light meals. Our outdoor seating is now also accessible. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Lavenham Guildhall.

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

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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.

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