Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall

The Guildhall is a spectacular timber-framed building built around 1530 by the religious Guild of Corpus Christi, but over the centuries it has served the community of Lavenham in many ways.

Lavenham Guildhall
Lavenham Guildhall

Set in the historic Market Place, it has recently been renovated and now has exhibitions telling the stories of Lavenham’s fortunes. Learn about Ann Baker, the child locked up here when the Guildhall was a prison, or Widow Snell, the Workhouse Keeper with a talent for using strange ingredients in her medicinal cures.

An annual changing display will focus on an element of Lavenham’s past selected by the local community.

The Guildhall has a National Trust gift shop where you can buy that perfect present to take home, and don’t miss our pretty beamed Tearoom selling light lunches and home-made cakes.

Location: Market Place, Lavenham

View website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lavenham