About

Although you can't visit us right now, you can still explore the Guildhall's fascinating story.

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.

A heritage and cultural experience for local residents, families, community groups and tourists that will keep them coming back time and again. It is not be a museum, an archive or a heritage centre but a “travel through time” experience that hosts activities, events, workshops and exhibitions that tell the untold story of Bury St. Edmunds like nowhere else.

History

Discover the past at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall – the oldest civic building in Britain

At the heart of Bury St Edmunds for 800 years.


The Rooms

Explore our building

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.

Sensory Garden

A Tudor Knot garden, an historic herb garden, walkways, and year-round colour

Discover a hidden gem – a special secluded garden, right in the heart of the town!

Uplifting at any time of year, it’s a fabulous spot for Summer events and performances in the evenings.

Collections

Discover our collections of artefacts


Project Development

This restoration of the Guildhall is now complete.

Read the about this incredible project and discover how you can be part of the next chapter in the building’s story.

Visiting Us

Contacting Us

We’d love to hear from you!