Explore and discover everything the Guildhall has to offer

General Admission Times:

Wednesday and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm.

In addition, special evening and weekend events will be advertised.

Free entry, although a donation to the charity is much appreciated.

With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Bury St. Edmunds Heritage Trust is developing a brand-new visitor attraction and community hub from one of Bury St. Edmunds’ oldest buildings, the Guildhall. This will complement 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.

Our vision is to create a heritage and cultural experience for local residents, families, community groups and tourists that will keep them coming back time and again. It will not be a museum, an archive or a heritage centre but a “travel through time” experience that will host activities, events, workshops and exhibitions that tell the untold story of Bury St. Edmunds like no other.


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, art works and year-round colour

This will be a free resource for picnics, refreshment and restoration during the day, and a fabulous spot for Summer events and performances in the evenings.


Discover our collections of artefacts

Project Development

This exciting restoration of the Guildhall is progressing fast.

Read the latest developments and discover how you can be part of the next chapter in the building’s history.

Visiting Us

Contacting Us

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