Guildhall Finchingfield

Living History

The Guildhall is now available to hire and for tours.

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 and Guildroom available for hire. 

Normal opening times    FREE ENTRY

Museum and Guildroom   Thursday 2-4pm   Sunday 1-5pm

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

finchingfield green

Family Victorian Christmas weekend  saturday 28th to Sunday 29th November 11-4pm   Entry 50p

Illustration Louis wood

Travel back in time to Victorian Christmas 

The festively decorated Guildhall hosts Christmas with its own Victorian characters. Mr Dickens reads in the library. Pick a present from the bran tub, Dickens treasure hunt, food and drink tastings. A victorian identity table. Post a letter to Father Christmas, and make something for Christmas.

Entrance 50p

We also serve refreshment 

finchingfield tea mornings

Next coffee morning  23rd November ,7th and  festive 21st December so wear something sparkly!

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 its on us!  (cake also available)  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.  FREE


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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