With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Bury St. Edmunds Heritage Trust has created a brand-new visitor attraction and community hub from one of Bury St. Edmunds’ oldest buildings. The Guildhall complements the already existing attractions in the town, whilst at the same time being the place to discover Bury St Edmunds, both past, present and future.
The Guildhall has a range of rooms, each reflecting a different era and use the building has served over the centuries. Many are available to hire as special venues for weddings, events or parties.
Built in 1220, The Guildhall was provided for the people as a meeting place, a community chamber and a public facility and has always been in the control of the governing bodies of the town. It marks a beginning of Bury St Edmunds as a secular community distinct from the Abbey’s control.
The Guildhall offers the following guided tours:
- The Guildhall Tour – the story of one building and one community, through a millennium.
- The Operations Room Tour – uncover the hidden story of the Royal Observer Corps, who helped win the Battle of Britain.
- Food, Glorious Food Tour – a history of the ingredients that shaped our daily dining habits.
- Adapt and Change – discover how the Guildhall managed to survive through 900 turbulent years.
- Celebration, Commemoration & Conflict – the Guildhall has been at the centre of great local historical events, and on occasions even been an influence on the wider national stage.
Tickets are £7 per person. Children under 12 go free. Please visit the website to book. Virtual tours are also available via the website.
For additional information about admission, opening hours, access, facilities and learning opportunities, please visit the museum website.
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall
Bury St. Edmunds,
T: 01284 247037