We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lavenham Guildhall

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 280 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 143
  • 112
    Very good
  • 19
  • 5
  • 1

Coming from Australia, where just about everything is new, well relatively...this is awesome! A stunning village well woth a wander.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Perth Western Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Perth Western Australia
Level Contributor
129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Australia, where just about everything is new, well relatively...this is awesome! A stunning village well woth a wander.

Thank Tatung01
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most National Trust properties are closed at this time of year, so when we saw that Lavenham Guildhall was open we decided to take a look. You must visit this fabulous 500 year old building in the lovely village of Lavenham. It has such an interesting history, being a meeting place, workhouse and a prison among other things. The building... More 

1 Thank Christine N
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the weekend in Lavenham and thoroughly enjoyed the Guildhall which has had a major refurb- the guides are friendly and very knowledgeable ; thank you Ian for opening up my eyes to another world- a world past which is beautifully narrated ( great film of Lavenham too) and visually stunning. I left a little subdued but uplifted too. Can't... More 

Thank gillie l
Level Contributor
153 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

An informative trip into the past in what would have been a bustling centre of industry when fortunes were earned from the wool trade and links with the continent. Guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. An insight into how a few grew rich, and many lived and just survived prior to the Industrial Revolution.

Thank BelfastJames007
Clare, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent staff who entertained me and my dog wihilst wife and friends did the tour. I have been all round the place before.

Thank Brian H
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
157 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

As the guildhall in Lavenham is only open to visitors on a weekend this time of the year, we were both sad that we were unable to take a peek inside. Judging by the outside of the building, it certainly would have been worth our while. If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we will have to make... More 

Thank ianb111
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
173 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Have wanted to visit Lavenham Guildhall for a long time and, finally there, it did not disappoint. The volunteers, as ever in NT properties, are marvellous. Knowledgeable, approachable, friendly and passionate about 'their' property. The carefully ordered displays and explanatory material in each room brings to life the varied history of the buildings which are now known as the Guildhall.... More 

1 Thank KathIan999
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A most interesting, old building with great displays showing local life and the history of the place. The staff working there were very friendly and very knowledgeable. Hands on displays which children could participate in eg dressing up in the costumes. Spent a couple of hours there, we are members of The National Trust but entry fee was reasonable.

1 Thank Carolbrownlie
Halstead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visited this historical venue and spent an interesting afternoon touriing the house.Staff were very knowledgable and added to the experience.This has been recently reopened as a venue following a revamp. Local history is brought to life and the lives of local personalities used to illustrate day to day work life.We especially enjoyed the workhouse.The venue caters for children who... More 

1 Thank Keith B
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Very informative about the history of the town and how and why it was built. Great cafe with helpful staff.

Thank Millipede2

Travelers who viewed Lavenham Guildhall also viewed

Horringer, Bury St. Edmunds
East Bergholt, Suffolk

Been to Lavenham Guildhall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lavenham Guildhall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?