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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
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The Guildhall looks like many other national Trust buildings, so expectations were not high. However, the building has a good back story and the Trust put it across very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Guildhall looks like many other national Trust buildings, so expectations were not high. However, the building has a good back story and the Trust put it across very well, bringing it to life. Like most other NT properties, the entry fee is excessive, and I doubt I would pay it if I were not a member, but the annual... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lavenham is brilliant - one of the loveliest places in England and the museum gives an excellent picture of its history. It has recently been overhauled and is really interesting. It uses real peoples lives to trace the history - shocking to discover some of the conditions people lived in when it was a prison. It's a beautiful building. We... More 

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Yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A friendly welcome, plenty to see, good documentation.. Cafe and toilets. Free to National Trust members. This property has a fascinating history.

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This wonderful building has had a chequered past but has been beautifully preserved for everyone to enjoy. The staff are very knowledgable on there subject with lots of personal stories about previous occupants. A totally enthralling couple of hours. Well worth a visit.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a journey through the history of this building and the surrounding town. Plenty of information and very well laid out. The tea shop was a bit small for a blustery day and very busy but we enjoyed the visit. Coupled with the Guildhall is the walk around the town to see other great examples of buildings throughout the... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very helpful guides within this National Trust property, together with excellent information boards and artefacts, tell the history of The Guildhall - fascinating and a beautiful building!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guides, the place is very well presented with lots of information that is well presented and easy to take in. NT have come up trumps once again.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a very informative view of life as it was over the years at the Guidhall and telling you the history of everything that has happened there and what it has been used for over the centuries. A very interesting couple of hours spent here. The staff are very friendly too.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lavenham is a real feast for the eyes with so many beautiful buildings in their original state. It is well worth visiting the Guildhall for an illuminating insight into English social history through the ages and the lives of ordinary people as well as local great and good types. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. even the garden at the... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The staff were friendly and the guide in the main room was extremely helpful and informative. A beautiful old building with so much history.

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