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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
01787 247646
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Devon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited Lavenham and what a pretty place. The Guildhall was full of character we had afternoon tea there. The buildings were very old and leaning into one another amazing to see.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A lovely building to look around but unfortunate that we visited at the time of transition and building work, so not everything was open. Could have done with a bit more signage but I think this is work in progress, although a friendly guide gave us some helpful info. Nice garden and tea room. Will aim to go back once... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Primarily we went to see the Guildhall run by the National Trust. Just a small place but it shows the history of Lavenham which was a surprisingly old town with may listed buildings.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Guildhall at Lavenham is well presented with the story of the building and the locality well told in both words and pictures. On 2 floors, the stairs are a bit tricky for the less agile but once conquered the displays in the rooms upstairs kept us fascinated for ages. The personal stories displayed were very interesting and brought the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, especially if you are a NT member. The great guide in the first room approached us to tell us about the history of the building, which reflected the changing fortunes of Lavenham itself.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in the area. The building is beautiful and is a bit of a work in progress with some of the rooms currently in the process of being updated. Children enjoyed dressing up in the costumes. There are some very interesting exhibits like the fire engine from 1725. There are of course lots of other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Such an interesting old building and with a long history. The gentleman steward in the first room that we went in was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about the Guildhall. We had tea in the Guildhall tea rooms afterwards. Price of admission , we thought was a little high, but worth a visit.

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North Walsham
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38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

That time-capsule of a village, Lavenham in Suffolk, is virtually a museum in itself. To walk its narrow streets between teetering Elizabethan house fronts is weirdly like a stroll through a theme park where English vernacular arcitecture has been exaggerated for effect. (This is no doubt what Disney had in mind when he created the plastic monstrosity that passes for... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good national trust properly. Not a lot of furniture. Signs up to say they are going to improve displays, which will only be of benefit. Pretty property in picturesque area.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love the whole look of it, imposing and magnificent structure, black and white Tudor looking, black and white, beams, similar look to the Swan. I know that because I have put the photos I took on the Swan review in error! We only had a quick look inside, it seems to be functioning as a business centre.I much preferred... More

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