Visiting Us

Here is everything you need to know about how to get to Bury St Edmunds Guildhall. We can't wait to welcome you as you explore 700 years of local history.

Make the most of your visit - whether travelling by foot, car or public transport.

The Guildhall is in the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Within easy walking distance of car parks, rail and bus transport links, all areas of the Guildhall and its exciting and varied exhibits are fully accessible.

Open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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

Currently general entry is free for all and we anticipate this will continue for the rest of 2019.
As a not for profit charity we welcome donations.

Getting Here

On foot

Find us on Guildhall Street a few hundred meters further on from the Cornhall Exchange and Butter Market.

Coming by Car

  • 75 miles from London: M11, A505, A14 to Junctions 42, 43 and 44
  • 25 miles From Cambridge (A14) or Ipswich
  • 43 miles from Norwich

Where to park

Up to 3 hours: The Arc car park is 5 minutes walk through the pedestrianised shopping centre. Find it on Parkway South – the main through route to the south of the town. SAT NAV postcode IP33 3BA
850 spaces including 37 Blue Badge disabled parking spaces
3 hours £3.50

All day parking: Parkway Multistory car park is 8 minutes walk situated on Parkway.
592 spaces
All day £2.70 (Monday to Friday); 4 hours £4 (Saturday); 4 hours £1.50 (Sunday)

Travelling by rail

The train station is on Station Hill, which is a 12 minute walk from the Guildhall.

Arriving by bus

Bury St Edmunds main bus station is 10 minutes walk from the Guildhall, on St Andrew’s Street North, and connecting with local services and National Express coaches.


Accessibility at The Guildhall

All areas and exhibitions at the Guildhall are wheelchair accessible by lift or ramp. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

Other places to visit

Making the most of your visit

We recommend you’ll need 1.5-2hrs to enjoy all that the Guildhall has to offer. Why not then continue your enjoyment of beautiful Bury St Edmunds by taking in some of the many attractions in and around the town centre.

View just some of the best attractions on the Bury and Beyond website.