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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
01787 247646
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Exeter, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lavenham is famous for its medieval buildings; it is well worth a walk round, and the Guildhall is a centre which explains the history and architecture of the town.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Well worth a visit, Learnt a lot about the area, nice gardens within a fabulous village with plenty of old buildings to look at

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a National Trust property and was a key part of the history of Lavenham (an ancient wool town). The basement has an outstanding illustrated history from earliest settlement and the rooms are being brought to life with personal histories of residents through the ages. There are also activities for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As one reviewer says "not much here" however with - we believe - a lottery grant, it is hoped the National Trust will be able to do more. What is on offer is interesting especially the banners offering "stories" of real individuals as discovered by a local historian apparently. A book of photos on display was of interest to me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lavenham is a delightful place and the Guildhall an interesting place to stop for an hour or so - provides interesting history. Nice Tearoom with garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We called in to have a look around and found this building of great interest and steeped in history. We stayed for afternoon tea as the tea room was very inviting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We really enjoyed looking at the old photographs of lavenham before the restoration. Not much to dislike. The cafe was nice with a pleasant garden.

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Wickham Market
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

At the moment, the building is just the bare bones. Some nice ideas of gathering people's stories who lived in the area. The history of Lavenham in the basement is useful. The garden is pleasant, and warm in the sun today. The shop had the usual National Trust gifts. We didn't use the tea room on this visit. As members,... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We only had coffee and cake but it was very nice and the building and gardens were interesting to browse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

so much history at this place and the staff very knowledgeable, restoration of this venue was fantastic, nice little tea room and shop

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