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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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What a place, travel through hisfory through its various uses as guildhall, workhouse , bridewell. Learn of the people transported to Australia and also how at one time the walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a place, travel through hisfory through its various uses as guildhall, workhouse , bridewell. Learn of the people transported to Australia and also how at one time the walls had holes in them through which the inmates could escape. Lavenham is a tudor timecapsule which at one time was a prosperous weaving town making Lavenham Blue cloth and then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A fascinating visit. A new, enthusiastic and informative guide plus ladies spinning wool who had stories to tell The upstairs rooms are fascinating telling the history of this ancient building Well worth a visit

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This ancient building is very nicely preserved and in the good stewardship of the national Trust. It offers a fascinating insight into a time when Lavenham's cloth trade put it amongst the very wealthiest places in England. Well worth a look and the cafe appeared very popular although we didn't eat there.

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a gem in the British isles, 320 medieval houses, unchanged for 500 years. Once the richest wool producer in the world this village is any tourists dream to visit. Also for any Harry Potter van, the guildhall was used by the CGI team on the Deathly Hallows Film as Harry's parents house

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

a national trust building - so well preserved - nice garden - nice simple scones, cakes and coffee or tea - nice way to take the weight off after walking around a nice 'gentle' experience as villages like this should be

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited the Guildhall a number of years ago and were very impressed by the recent changes. The personal stories told in each room really make the building come alive and give the visitor a sense of the building through the ages. The audio and visual presentations were very good. I only wish we'd had some children with us so... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The village of Lavenham is a must- one of the best places in England and the National Trust museum in the Guildhall gives a wonderful picture of its history. It has recently been decorated, and the layout and the way life was in days gone by is explained very well. It would interest all age groups they describe real people... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Set in the centre of the picture postcard village of Lavenham this building is a National Trust property, so free for members but charges for non-members. Parking outside in the Market Square is limited but there is free parking (voluntary contribution suggested) about 5 minutes walk away on the edge of the village. The building has been used over the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

An amazing old building - amongst so many other in Lavenham. Interesting displays and demonstrationg of spinning gon on in the house. Staff keen to share there knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Follow any course on English architecture and you'll know about 'famous medieval Lavenham' and it's 15th (!) century Guildhall of Corpus Christi. The building on the market place looks charming and very old indeed (and very picturesque!), but do go inside and visit the place. There's so much to see and to hear about it's history and the wool trade... More 

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