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Lavenham Guildhall

Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247646
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Guildhall of Corpus Christi

One of smallest National Trust properties we've been to but we enjoyed our visit. Built around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful gardens and roses

We spent time in the gardens sipping Sicilian lemonade and eating sandwiches. All was delightful... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247646
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of smallest National Trust properties we've been to but we enjoyed our visit. Built around 1500, the buildings history is facinating. Starting off as a meeting hall for the Corpus Christi Guild elite in the wool trade. It later became a prison for paupers...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent time in the gardens sipping Sicilian lemonade and eating sandwiches. All was delightful. The sun shone, the roses smelled of a sumptuous kind and the company, my wife, was gracious and beautiful. Everything was good. The Guildhall is well worth a visit for...More

Thank Gorseinonboy45
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Guildhall is definitely more of a museum than a historic building to look around. Exhibits tell you about the area and its people from the ice age to the 20th century, including the importance of weaving to the prosperity of Lavenham. The cellar was...More

Thank wrgie360
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Visiting the Guildhall after the adjacent yellow Little Hall is a bit of a let down. It is an interesting museum and the National Trust has done a good job in making the diverse ways the building has been used over the centuries come alive...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Although small compeared to a lot of National Trust properties it is still very interesting learning about the peoples lives in the wool trade and also the history of Lavenham itself.The building is lovely to look at and very well kept.We usually alow a good...More

Thank Tonyholland233
Reviewed 31 May 2017

What a history let alone a fabulous building. Not one ''board''is level. In the basement is an excellent history of lavenham

1  Thank slc-pbc
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the National Trust guide who gave us a very informative talk on the hall's history. So pleased to hear that the hall is still used for meetings. How interesting also to hear the,village History . you must visit

1  Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were amazed at the fantastic medieval buildings that still remain. Ranging from the massive and impressive down to tiny crooked and tilting constructions that are still standing. No telephone wires are on show, free parking or leave a gratuity and decent public toilets. We...More

1  Thank dav3com
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A beautiful building in the centre of Lavenham. Full of historical information about Lavenham and the people who lived and worked here. Very well presented with intriguing artifacts and stories spanning the years. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Sue00do
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This small town has got to be seen to be believed, the Guildhall along with dozens and dozens of beautiful old properties made us feel as if we had stepped into another century which of course we had.My only worry was the eventual damage all...More

1  Thank dbalchin1
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