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The Master's House

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good library

A nice building and very useful information about local history, friendly service. Ledbury is... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Trento, Italy
Excellent use for old building

This fascinating timber-framed building is now used as the Ledbury library with the great hall used... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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The Master's House warmly welcomes visitors throughout the year, offering a programme of heritage, cultural and community activities for all ages. Other services available in the building include Herefordshire Council Library and Customer Services...more
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Sear House Bye Street | St. Katherine's Hospital, Ledbury HR8 2AA, England
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All reviews old building poet laureate well worth a visit restoration library computers timber craftsmanship john history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library is small but perfectly formed with a good selection of books and some public computers (these did seem to be hogged). The building is a lovely old one and it's worth popping in to take that in.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen B
Reviewed December 30, 2018

A nice building and very useful information about local history, friendly service. Ledbury is fortunate to have a library.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This fascinating timber-framed building is now used as the Ledbury library with the great hall used for the library's administration. The hall has an excellent medieval timber roof.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The Great Hall was built in the sixteenth century, it was the home of the Master of St. Katherine's Hospital. Nowadays it houses the library and the archive of poet John Masefield. It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Januarius
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Make time to visit this extraordinary refurbished, revived house and read about its history. Quite something both historically and to enjoy the craftsmanship. Not always open at useful weekend times but see if you can catch a talk/tour, well worth it

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

This must be one of the most impressive libraries in the uk. Walk inside and you can’t be other than amazed. The restoration story and standard of work is amazing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This recently restored historic place is well worth a visit if you are visiting Ledbury. It's in the town centre and close to the main car parks and so no excuse but to visit! :)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dining767676
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Once the Master of St. Katherine's Hospital's house(Hospital as in hospitality) Now a small town library containing John Masefield memorabilia(poet laureate i938 - 61, born in Ledbury) and meeting rooms. Fine example of a medieaval Hall House.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SylviaSquirrel
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Library inside this modern building & splitting into smaller sections inside. None locals can log on computers as a guest. Disabled loo inside. Opens Mon, Thur & Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm. Tues 9.30am – 6pm. Wed & Sun closed. Sat 9.30am – 12.30pm. Display case...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Its free!! Not to be missed the explanation of the buildings construction and its history from early times to the present day is very good.

Date of experience: September 2017
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