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Really interesting for a rainy or sunny day - with or without children

I came here for a beer festival, and visited again during "normal" hours. I was a amazed at the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Ros A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lavenham is full of interest-but this is the best place to visit.

The Guildhall is a great place of interest and wonderfully set out to show the history of the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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The Guildhall Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR, England
+44 1824 247037
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I came here for a beer festival, and visited again during "normal" hours. I was a amazed at the beautiful venue. It has been restored and is stunning. There is a big garden with chairs, and an area for childrens activities, and also a tea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ros A
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The Guildhall is a great place of interest and wonderfully set out to show the history of the place, of great interest and full of interesting points.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I hired the newly-restored Guildhall for an evening in July for a Reception for over 200 people (a birthday-cum-retirement celebration) and it proved a perfect venue. The staff made all the arrangements without fuss and were friendly and efficient on the night. The two main...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Guildhall is a unique survivor in so many ways. Dating back over seven centuries, it is the oldest continuously used civic building in historic Bury st Edmunds Just reopened after major refurbishment with Heritage Lottery funding, it boasts a medieval hall, a Tudor kitchen,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank avhist
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This has just been refurbished and reopened. The restored control room of the Royal Observer Corps is superbly done with an excellent explanatory film. This and the Tudor Kitchen both had enthusiastic room guides who enhanced the visit as well. This isn't a guide book...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank IanRC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The history behind this beautifully restored National Trust building is a poignant reminder of how things once were for this lovely town. The display was interactive at times, and there was a wonderful film of bygone days, which gave perspective. This small but fascinating museum...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Popped in for a quick drink on a cold day. Greeted by very friendly staff. Hot chocolate and scones were delicious. The National Trust gift shop was small but packed full of gifts.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A hidden jewel of a building, once central to the local community, this building is being restored and realigned with a new use that showcases the delights of this building, originally commenced being built back in the twelfth century. It very unusually contains the only...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

In the middle of the market squire a very inspiring building which throughout time has had a very mixed history. Not a rambling country house just a very old building used for every conceivable purpose over the centuries--rich woolen merchants--prisoners--weavers--WW2 operations. Even the small garden...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Perek24
Reviewed 4 August 2013

With a group, we were shown round this fantastic building by a local archaeologist with special attention to the Royal Observer Corps operations room from WW 2. I hope that more funding can be found to secure the future of this fascinating building.

Date of experience: August 2013
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