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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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Interesting museum

Very interesting chronology of the Guildhall. Lovely garden. A little over priced for size and number of exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting building with lots of stories, but we must have timed our trip badly as we were stuck behind dozens of senior citizens and we could not get past, so ended up taking much longer than we'd have liked.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A national trust property but expensive.only go if a member. If not look around the town which is medieval and us really nice. The attached team room was really good with friendly staff but the shop had the same poor stock as sutton hoo

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London, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Once a prison so there are some interesting stories. Hard sell of a book at the entrance. Parking not easy.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very interesting chronology of the Guildhall. Lovely garden. A little over priced for size and number of exhibits.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is an excellent source of information about the town which was an important centre of the wool trade from 1066 onwards

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have visited the York Guildhall so was a little disappointed by the lack of original furniture and artefacts. However, still interesting to read about its history and walk around the rooms where the National Trust have put interesting articles together about each room and what it was used for.

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22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a must when visiting Lavenham - it gives you a real feel for the history of the town and for this building.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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