Step inside Little Hall to discover a house which mirrors the changing fortunes of Lavenham. Positioned in a prime location on the market place and built in the 14th century for wealthy clothiers its history can be traced from the starkness of the middle-ages to its “modernisation” at the height of the cloth industry’s prosperity and through its decline in the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day restoration by the Gayer Anderson twin brothers.
Restored by them in 1935 and housing their eclectic mix of paintings and objects from around the world, the house and garden retain the feel of a family home with beautiful furnishings and fascinating artefacts. Little Hall is now an independent accredited museum owned by Suffolk Buildings Preservation Trust and has been open to the public for over forty years, throughout that time run entirely by volunteers.
Little Hall has some wonderful stories to tell. Would you like to be the one to tell them?
- you could help in the shop,
- develop more stories,
- look after our old building and artefacts
- or help with IT.
Enjoy being in our friendly and energetic team: it’s incredibly rewarding. Even if you only have a few hours a week to spare, any help would be most welcome.
Meet the team and discover how you could volunteer in 2022. Pop in and see us whenever you are passing.
If you would like to be a part of the Little Hall story, we would love to hear from you.