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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247646
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A well worthwhile visit.

Lavenham is a lovely town to visit with its wealth of half timbered medieval buildings. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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Kent
via mobile
Worth a Visit

Very interesting building. Lots of easy to read information about the various uses it’s had over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JPF50
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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+44 1787 247646
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lavenham is a lovely town to visit with its wealth of half timbered medieval buildings. The Guildhall took about one hour to visit and was organised very well by the National Trust. It was easy to picture the very varied occupants and uses to which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting building. Lots of easy to read information about the various uses it’s had over the centuries accompanied by old photos and personal testimonies from people who lived and worked there. Downstairs hands on examples of how the blue cloth was produced and a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lavenham has some very good half-tmbered buildings....with not a level floor or straight wall in many of them! Such is the way with these wooden structures. The guildhall is in the town centre. Parking is nearby, and hostelries within easy reach! The guildhall is now...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Building..the sort of English history that would appeal to Americans and Japanese..we visited in April and were able to wander around the various museum type rooms without having to dodge phone cameras and people.. I would imagine this attraction as with the whole village...More

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautifully preserved Tudor building provides an insight into the history of the village and its inhabitants down the ages. At first sight, the rooms seem quite empty but that's because care has been taken to provide space for visitors to move around and appreciate...More

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited this wonderful National Trust treasure.Gave a great insight to Lavenham & how people were treated over the years.Thank god I wasn’t a prisoner or law breaker in the past as they were treated abysmally.Had a nice cuppa in the cafe afterwards,a great way to...More

Thank PhilMerridan
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Although we live within half an hour of lavenham we have never visited the guildhall, but inspired by the Alan titchmarsh tv programme we decided we should go. What an interesting place! Our visit was enhanced by the incredible room guide Patricia. What a knowledgeable...More

Thank Joysuffolk
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

A good use of our NT membership.Lavenam itself is a beautiful town and the Guildhall is a fascinating building. Lovely little garden at the back. Diasppointing cafe...not a great choice and over priced.

Thank Gaynor E
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This grand building dominates the surrounding square (the beautiful square was used, incidentally, as a film location for Witchfinder General with Vincent Price, 1968). A very well informed volunteer brought the history to life for us, of not just The Guildhall, but Lavenham - its...More

Thank Solange888
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Yes, we were making use of the National Trust membership again... This building has the wow factor from the moment you first arrive. It dominates Lavenham’s central square and is a beautiful example of Tudor architecture. Lavenham was a prosperous wool town when the guildhall...More

Thank Fiona L
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