Opening times for 1 December 2023
Asset Opening time Guildhall 10:00 - 15:30 Tea-room 10:00 - 15:30MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.40 £8.50 Child £4.70 £4.25 Family £23.40 £21.25 1 Adult 2 Children £14.10 £12.75 Group Adult £8.05 Group Child £4.15
Assistance dogs only
Electric vehicle charging point
Closest charging points Gas works car park on Water Street CO10 9RN Church Street Car Park CO10 9SA
Drop-off point available. Accessible toilet. Ground floor of Guildhall and parts of garden accessible.
Visitors can be dropped off outside the Guildhall entrance
Take the A1141 off the A1134 which will take you directly into Lavenham High street, then take the turning for Water Street followed by Lady Street which leads you into the Market square, and the Guildhall is straight in front of you.
Parking: Free parking in the village, there is some on street parking as well as some car parks around the village if the Market Place outside the Guildhall is full.
Sat Nav: Postcode CO10 9QZ
4 mile 'Railway Walk' links Lavenham with Long Melford
Sudbury 7 miles
Chambers 753 Bury St Edmunds to Colchester (passes close Bury St Edmunds train station and Sudbury train station)
South Suffolk Cycle Route A1
See what's on at Lavenham Guildhall, from our regular spinning demonstrations and walks to our seasonal trails.
Dogs are welcome at Lavenham Guildhall, but we ask that you follow our guidance in order to keep everyone happy and safe. To find out more, read on.
Group Visits to Lavenham Guildhall
Groups are welcome at Lavenham Guildhall, when booked in advance. To do so, please call or email the property.
16th-century timber framed Guildhall, exploring the stories of those who have used the building over the last 500 years.
Cosy tea-room with indoor and outdoor seating serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice creams, lunches and cream teas.
Courtyard garden with outdoor seating, bug hotel and borders planted with traditional dye plants.
Bookshop stocked full of pre-loved books, CDs and DVDs.
Discover the medieval history of Lavenham on an engaging guided walk of the village with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. Booking is essential
From the medieval Guildhall of Corpus Christi to the winding, hidden lanes and historic architecture, there's plenty to discover on a visit to Lavenham village.
Educational and fun, there's lots for every member of the family to enjoy on a day out at Lavenham Guildhall.
Walk amid wild flowers, birds and animals along the disused Great Eastern railway line between two medieval ‘wool’ villages, starting at the Guildhall and finishing at Melford Hall, Long Melford.
Stay in this characterful Georgian cottage, once the home of the Ickworth estate gatekeeper.
Set in the lovely village of Lavenham, the Guildhall of Corpus Christi tells the story of one of the best-preserved and wealthiest towns in Tudor England.
When you step inside this fine timber-framed building, you'll feel the centuries melt away. You can discover the stories of the people who have used the Guildhall through its almost-500 years at the heart of its community, and learn about the men and women who have shaped the fortunes of this unique village.
After, you can explore the picturesque streets of Lavenham, lined with shops, galleries and more than 320 buildings of historic interest.
Immerse yourself in 500 years of colourful history at Lavenham Guildhall. Discover the people that shaped the unique building and the nature of Lavenham itself.
Uncover the history of Lavenham village, once a thriving centre of the prosperous ‘blew’ cloth trade and home to the little-known author of a world-famous nursery rhyme.
Learn about the process of limewashing at Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk, why it’s so important for timber-framed buildings and how we carry out the project every five years.
Volunteers play a vital role in helping us to look after Lavenham Guildhall. Find out what's involved in being a volunteer, and how you can apply to join the team.