Schools out for Summer!

Glorious weeks of freedom from lessons also mean a freedom from dressing up in school uniform, giving the ideal opportunity to have a rummage in the Guildhall costume collection to experience the clothes of Tudor life.

From meeting your first ever mummified cat with our resident Rammeses, or the story behind  one of our well known nursery rhymes 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star',  there is plenty to discover on your visit to Lavenham Guildhall this summer.

Children having fun dressing up, Tudor style
Children enjoying dressing up at Lavenham guildhall
Children having fun dressing up, Tudor style

Elsewhere in the Guildhall, there are 500 years of history to discover including many tactile, and interactive exhibits bringing to life the charactors and real stories of the people who for over 5 centuries influenced and brought great change to the extroadinary history of this special place.

A few eyes might widen at the discovery that youg choldren  were been sent to prison an experience you can learn about through the eyes of Ann Baker, who was imprisoned here in the eighteenth century, when the main building was a jail. 

Finish off your visit by taking a well-earned break in the Tudor tea-room, home to a slection of hot and cold drinks and home-made treats. 

Enjoy a lovely cup of tea and cake in our tearoom
Tasty cakes in Lavenham Guildhall's sunlit tearoom
Enjoy a lovely cup of tea and cake in our tearoom