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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1787 247646
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A must for anyone interested in social history visiting Lavenham. Interesting displays and staffed by NT Volunteers who provide an excellent introductory talk to the main rooms.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Berkshire
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Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for anyone interested in social history visiting Lavenham. Interesting displays and staffed by NT Volunteers who provide an excellent introductory talk to the main rooms.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a small detour on our way to Saxmundham through delightful Suffolk villages having seen the Guidhall in the National Trust book. We didn't really know what to expect but it certainly exceeded any expectations! The guide was very knowledgeable and the way the tour was done got you really involved with the people who had lived there during... More 

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Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an amazing building with a lot of history about the town inside it. It'll take about an hour to look around and is well worth the visit if you are in Lavenham.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole of Lavenham was fascinating, with the stunning Tudor buildings creating a bygone age of peace and calm which even the cars didn’t seem to spoil (though a couple of enormous lorries thundering through the streets were doing their best! Why are they allowed; they must surely damage the buildings?) The Guildhall is a beautiful and amazingly well preserved... More 

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

One of our friends volunteers as a guide therefore showed us around the village and finishing at the guild hall. Lavenham is a wonderful place to visit and stay as there is so much to see around this ancient15th century village. Over 300 historic houses including this NT guild hall.

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Bob, the guide on the ground floor, made the visit so interesting, he obviously loves the building and telling people about it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

rather disappointing inside after the magnificent outside the garden was well kept; but the plants for sale even half price were not good value and had been neglected

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Well maintained NT property in the centre of historic Lavenham. The guildhall has had many uses over its life including a prison and workhouse. The guides were particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. Sobering insight on life in times gone by. Didn't visit tea room but it looked cosy and there was also a small garden. Lots of steps and uneven floors... More 

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This National Trust property was a little bit out of the way for us, but at least was open in October. The volunteer staff in the gift shop and reception area were a bit baffled at first by my NT Gift Card, but eventually worked out how to process it with the help of a manual in the desk drawer.... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The building is full of history and right in the heart of the town. Room stewards knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Lovely petite garden to sit in near the end of your visit.

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