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   Saturday  1-4pm   Sunday 1-4pm  FREE ENTRY

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 Tuesday  2-4 pm  Thursday and Saturday 2-4pm

New Classes starting in September at the Guildhall, Finchingfield.  14 September 2016 – 16 November 2016   

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Victorian Fair 26th-27th November

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20 Wines tasting evening with Baythorne Hall  2nd December

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The Guildhall is now available to hire and for tours. 

For tours book direct, or via Invitation to View

Scheduled group tour dates with Invitation to View(Not yet advertised) for 2017 are May 9th, June 6th,September 5th all at 2.30pm.  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.

At the Guildhall we are keen to run workshops and classes of all kinds to enrich and enhance the community.  If you would like to run classes or start a new workshop, please get in contact with us by clicking here and tell us all about your ideas.

finchingfield tea mornings

Next coffee morning  10th and 24th October, 7th and 21st November.

Come to twice monthly Monday tea and coffee mornings. We thought it would be great for anyone living in Finchingfield  to pop in for a chat and a cuppa, and delicious home made cake. If you are new (or old) to the village, want to meet some new people or catch up with some friends, why not do it in the cosy surroundings of the Guildhall.  We look forward to see you!  Everyone's welcome.  


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.

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