Bury St Edmunds Guildhall
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall
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Tony C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Yesterday the Order of St John and NHS Organ Donor Awards for Norfolk and Suffolk were held at The Guildhall. Nothing was too much trouble for General Manager Jill and her team of helpful staff. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Guildhall as an ideal venue for a formal awards/presentation event. The afternooon was enhanced by superb catering from Elite Cakes and Buffets.
Written 15 June 2023
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Sarah D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
After 29 years together we decided to make it official and get married.
From the first time we contacted The Guildhall and who ever we talked to the service was brilliant. We were guided through everything we needed to do and were made to feel special.
We wanted to have witnesses provided and that was no problem, one of our witnesses was even happy to take pictures for us and videos with my phone.
Such a friendly team of people all complimenting each other .
In addition to the witness taking pictures one of the members of staff also took some pictures and emailed them to us, so we have plenty of memories to keep.
We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone at The Guildhall and the Registrars who made our day perfect.
Written 17 January 2023
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Lostinsuffolk
Witham, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Nice place to visit, an interesting history. The building is kept immaculate and the toilets are impeccably clean.
Written 20 November 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A pretty landmark building in Bury St Edmunds and great example of a building showing elements of Romanesque and Tudor architecture, and use of flint work.
Written 15 August 2022
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Velox
Velox165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
On our visit to Bury St Edmunds we decided to attend one of the Guildhall's history talks as part of the 1000 year celebrations which. The talk,or more accurately described show, pieced together the history of the Feoffment (hope I've got that right) system which is part of Bury St Edmunds today. To say it was an early welfare system to support those who had fallen on hard times is a very basic description. The show was amazingly created by two speakers who I can only presume are actors or drama students and was entertaining and very informative. The humour certainly added to the evening. The surprising extra was that we found ourselves sitting next to Catherine (hope I've also spelled that right too) a Trustee of the Guildhall. During conversation my interest in military history arose and she offered to show us the upstairs part of the Guildhall which was an active control centre for aircraft and a centre of the air raid warning system during WW2. Catherine took us upstairs, showed us the plotting board and also the system used to track air raids and to warn possible targets of the incoming attack. She very eloquently linked this to the impact WW2 had on the local infrastructure in terms of bringing lighting, electricity and plumbed water to many of the Suffolk villages. We unfortunately couldn't stay long but this small museum is a treasure trove and should be on the visit list of anyone visitng Bury St Edmunds and wanting to know more about its rich and varied history
Written 23 June 2022
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cally16
Ventouse87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were new to Bury and particularly interested in its history. This was a lovely buidling but the exhibitions made it even more worthwhile. A lovely one about Bury in the 40s to the 60s - ancient history to some but familiar to us!

And the Observer Corps exhibition was fascinating. All the volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 12 April 2022
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David S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Currently showing a fantastic exhibition of the Iceni Botanical Artists, open from 10am -4pm, finishes Friday, 16th October.
Volunteers are very helpful offering their knowledge about the building and the hidden garden is a delight even in autumn.
Written 19 October 2021
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Brenda H
Great Yarmouth, UK10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Most disappointing, advertised as being open on Saturday 29 August, met at the door by several people to be told the assembly room on the left was closed so went into the room on the right two sets of china on displayed on long tables. a lady asked us if we would like to go upstairs in the lift, off we go after looking in the Tudor kitchen what a laugh all the modern kitchen items you could think of not even screened off. On the first floor were two models in Tudor costumes two doors both locked, so we returned to the ground floor to be told by a gentleman that we should not have been up there yet we were offered the lift. What a disappointment with such a lovely building with nothing there.
Written 2 September 2021
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Sarah
Suffolk, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Visited with my son, who loves history. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.
Written 29 August 2021
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BobandMaggie60
Willerby, UK195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We spotted the possibility of touring the guildhall whilst visiting Bury St Edmunds so after a phone call to request a tour and a very speedy positive response to confirm the tour the following day we were delighted to be able to enjoy this special building.
Catherine our tour guide gave us a very comprehensive tour inside and out covering the history of the guilds, the architecture, the ops room and the afternoon tea etiquettes.
Written 2 November 2020
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