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, and library. 

Normal opening times    FREE ENTRY

The Museum and Shop are open every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm -4pm.

Please see our Events and Courses page for other activities.


Every Saturday from 12 noon.


Monday 10 am-12 noon

Thursday & Saturday 2pm - 4pm

First and third Tuesday only 10:15 am - 11:00 am for Children's Story & Song time

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


The Guildhall is now available to hire and for tours.

Please contact us direct if you would like to hire the Guildhall or visit on a scheduled group tour. 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.

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