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“Spectacular”
Review of Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Lavenham
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Somerset, England
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500 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The village of Lavenham has many fine historic houses and the Guildhall is one of them. It was first used as a meeting hall but has been a prison, workhouse, town hall and a club and meetings are still held here in the Hall on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are many interesting displays including how these beautiful oak framed building were built, how the cloth trade made Lavenham a very rich town and what farming was like during the 19th Century.

There is a small garden showing the types of plants dye was obtained from and a cafe with seating outside.

There is plenty of free parking available in the town.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Straight edifice in a wonky street”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

In the market place,an airy spot flanked by pastel-painted medieval dwellings whose beams have been bent in wonky angles by time.
Its here that you find,Guildhall of Corpus christi,a 16th century edifice which houses exhibits on guilds,timber framed buildings,village life and the wool industry.
I found it loosely interesting although its curateship needs modernizing. Everyone takes a quick looksie and head off into the garden and the tea shop next door.

Visited October 2012
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating Piece of Living History”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Lovely to see a place giving so many details about the past history of the guilds and trades in Lavenham and the surrounding area, along with many relevant artefacts in a beautiful building still used on a regular basis by the townsfolk of Lavenham.

Visited August 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting place”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

A very interesting morning, in part due to the fact that there were arts and crafts on display and for sale but the old building is stunning on its own. Good interactive displays in some parts with an insight intoo life in Suffolk in the past

Visited June 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Nice bit of history”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

it was nice to see a bit of the history of Lavenham. The tea room looked nice but we didnt have time to try it out. The staff were helpful

Visited August 2013
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