The Guildhall of Corpus Christi, Lavenham
No stay in Lavenham Suffolk will be complete without a visit to the Guildhall of Corpus Christi.
Lavenham is famous for its wealth of timber-framed buildings, which make it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. The Guildhall of Corpus Christi is perhaps its finest building. Now owned and managed by the The National Trust, this early 16th century, timber-framed building overlooks and dominates the town’s raised market place.
Inside you can enjoy the shere magnificence of the building’s construction. Move from room to room to enjoy the series of exhibitons on local history, farming and industry, as well as the story of the mediaeval woollen cloth trade.
Outside, there is an attractive walled garden with dye plants and 19th century lock-up and mortuary. A wonderful place in which to get to grips with the changing fortunes of Lavenham, from the boom times of thetextile industry to the poverty of the 19th century, before exploring the unique streets that have changed little in five centuries.
There is also a lovely tea room.
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
- Market Place