Guildhall Finchingfield

Living History

Set in the rolling countryside of North Essex less than an hour from London is the 15th century Guildhall Finchingfield. The Guildhall is an historic venue with its own interactive museum, small shop, library. 

Museum   We are now open on Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

If you would like to view our Guildroom for venue hire please go to the contact section of the Website to request an appointment.

 Library  10-12 pm Monday  2-4 pm  Thursday and Saturday 2-4pm

Open gardens  24th-25th June 11- 4.30pm


For the first time in over 25 years Finchingfield Guildhall is getting access to some of our hidden gardens. Enjoy both large and small gardens with an opportunity to buy plants and and try our pop up Café.   Tickets and maps will be on sale on the day at the guildhall and on the village green.

Ticket price is £5  (Kids go free) which includes free entry to our Botanical painting exhibition and also the Guildhall interactive museum.

Midsummer Exhibition 23rd June-9th July 11.30-4.30pm

The Guildhall is hosting a group show presented by The Society of Botanical artists. The exhibition will be an opportunity to view and purchase work by a range of artists based in the east of England.  Art for all budgets will include original paintings, drawings, unframed folio work, limited edition prints., and cards.

Entrance £1

The Guildhall is now available to hire and for tours. 


Scheduled group tour dates with Invitation to View for 2017 are May 9th, June 6th, September 5th all at 2.30pm. Please contact us direct if you would like to come to the Guildhall on a different date. Min group size 10. Tours are approximately 1 1/2hours and include a selection of homemade cakes with tea and coffee. There is a talk about the history of the Guildhall, an overview of the project and its architecture, and access to the interactive museum. 


finchingfield tea mornings

Coffee Mornings

Every Monday from 10.30-12.

We love to meet new people, so come along and catch up with friends Join us for tea, coffee and home made cakes in the friendly environment of the Guildhall.

Finchingfield, one of the most photographed villages in England

Thank you to all our financial supporters 

For the significant grants from Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

For generous support from Braintree and Bocking Civic Society, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, DHJ Currie Memorial Trust, Emmanuelle College, Essex County Council, Essex Heritage Trust, Finchingfield Parish Council, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Pocknell Studio, Sir Robert Kempe Education Foundation, Stephen Clarke 1957 Trust, The Rayne Trust, The Wolfson Foundation, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, Viridor Credits, The John and Ruth Hoard Charitable Trust.

For smaller donations, gifts of time and expertise from individuals and local business too numerous to list here.


Louis Wood our site illustrator has now launched his website Click here to view.  

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