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Lavenham Guildhall

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Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: 01787 247646

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank PurryGem
Orpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 Thank Kristina B
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed by the warm welcome from all the staff in the Hall and the tea room; lovely old building inside and out with pretty garden. Wonderful Oct offer on a sumptuous afternoon tea: 3 types of sandwich, sausage roll, 3 cakes, scone, jam & cream all for £8.25! Yum!! Wonderful service too.

1 Thank Fenestrina
Rushden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting visit and lovely coffee and cakes in the cafe. Well worth being a National Trust member

Thank annejones4244
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited last weekend with my three children aged 4, 6 and 8 and my mother. Every member of staff was friendly and knowledgeable, helping us to engage in the history, the building and the displays throughout but without being pushy. The children were offered a trail to follow with clues in every room which meant they had to read... More 

1 Thank Louise8392
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great building right in the Market Square of this fine and interesting town. Staff very informative and helpful. Be very careful if you are at all infirm - the floors are uneven and the stairs will be challenging to older people. Good small cafe adjoining which you can use without paying the entrance fee so if one of the party... More 

1 Thank John A
Chester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A National Trust property with a substantial history , need to allow at least three quarters of an hour to visit . There are very well informed guides that can speak about the history and the many uses of the building

Thank John M
midlands, uk
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more could you ask for ...welcoming staff...knowledgeable room guides and a great cake and cuppa at the end..perfect

Thank sparkielspa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Lavenham Guildhall. It is such a beautiful ancient building in the stunning village of Lavenham. You must pay it a visit if you are in Lavenham.

Thank Kate W

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