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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9QZ, United Kingdom

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Tel 01787 247 646

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About Lavenham Guildhall

Sir William’s bequest was not forgotten, and today the hall is still used by the local community for meetings, parties and functions of all types. Built as a public building around 1530, the Guildhall is still serving that same purpose today – and we think that’s just as it should be.

Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in the country. Its famous blue cloth was exported across Europe and beyond.

The village today is famed for its wealth of surviving timber-framed buildings, which make it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. One of the finest of these buildings is our Guildhall of Corpus Christi.

Inside, you can follow the changing fortunes of Lavenham’s cloth industry, local families, as well as its farming heritage and agricultural roots.

Before exploring the streets of this unique village, which have changed little in five centuries, make sure you have a browse in our gift shop and enjoy a homemade cake in our newly refurbished tea-room.

Don't miss

Learn about timber-framed construction and medieval guilds
Browse the exhibits on cloth working, local railways and agriculture
See Ramesses, the mummified cat, discovered in a nearby roof
Visit the walled garden to see traditional dye plants
Join one of our guided walks and talks during summer
Pop into Lavenham church, one of Suffolk's finest

For opening times and prices please contact our team on 01787 247 646


General Services

  • 5 Star Rating

Special Opening

  • Open - All Year

Car Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Pay & Display Parking


  • Disabled Friendly
  • Guide Dogs Accepted

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