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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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A must-see National Trust property

I visited Lavenham specifically for its large number of medieval and tudor-style buildings. The visit to the Guildhall brought it all together as there is a lot of local history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I visited Lavenham specifically for its large number of medieval and tudor-style buildings. The visit to the Guildhall brought it all together as there is a lot of local history included. I even saw a picture of the Tudor ceiling for the Angel Hotel (where I was staying) on the display in the basement. I took a photo of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we spent two hours looking round and learnt so much about the past and Lavenham history well worth a visit we are National trust members so did not have to pay but our friend paid £5.95 and she felt it was cheap. well worth a visit

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So interesting and the exhibits are very good. I have been before but its even better. The shop is excellent and the garden delightful.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you're interested enough to visit Lavenham and anyone fascinated by English history will be, then this is an ideal starting point. Recently refurbished, this astonishingly large manor house has a lot to tell about its own and the region's history. We have problems with the National Trust (NT) with many of their attitudes (blinds down, preserve in aspic) but... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The whole town centre is a trip back to the Middle Ages - half timbered buildings galore and one of the most impressive churches in East Anglia. Car parking in the village is not formally charged but there is an honesty box for donations. The Guildhall is in the Market Place in the town centre and can only be described... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We toured this fabulous building yesterday, virtually on our own with just the room guide. He was exceptional in his knowledge and enthusiasm for this historic medieval building. Most of the exhibits can be touched or indeed you can smell them. It is managed by the National Trust.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Overlooking the Market Place in the middle of the lovely village of Lavenham, the Guildhall of Corpus Christi tells the story of one of the best-preserved and wealthiest Tudor towns in England. This what overseas tourists visit the country to see. As soon as you step inside this magnificent timber-framed building you feel the sense of history that pervades every... More 

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Recently revamped exhibitions and displays .An essential visit to understand the history of Lavenham

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Sible Hedingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A beautiful building anyway, this now has some excellent interpretation which opens the appeal to a wider range of visitors. The mummified cat, for instance, the period reenactment costumes and props for people to try, the soundscapes in the workhouse sections... all create a very engaging atmosphere. We spent three hours pottering and enjoying - the little garden is fascinatingly... More 

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Ely
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Guildhall at Lavenham is lovely as is the village. That said, young children may struggle to be kept amused. On site toilets and cafe. Ample free parking.

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Address: Address: Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham

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