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The Crooked House, Lavenham

The inspiration behind the famous nursery rhyme.

7 High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9PR

The Crooked House Lavenham
Not free for members
Accessibility

Due to the steep stairs up to and inside The Crooked House, unfortunately our events and house tours are unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Due to the historic and fragile interiors of The Crooked House and the serving of alcohol at many of our events, please note that all our events and tours are not suitable for children and tickets may only be purchased by and for people aged over 18 years.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

‘There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile…’ and his story started here.

Dating from 1395, The Crooked House in Lavenham sits at the heart of Britain’s best-preserved medieval village and is the inspiration behind the famous nursery rhyme.

Opening Times

For event and house tour dates, please visit crookedhouselavenham.com.

Admission

Entry to The Crooked House is by pre-booked guided tours with the owners, or through its programme of cultural events. Visit crookedhouselavenham.com to see what’s on and to book your visit.

Group Visits

For groups, private house tours are available, for up to 10 people. The Crooked House also offers private dining for special occasions. Please contact events@crookedhouselavenham.com for more information.

Accessibility

Due to the steep stairs up to and inside The Crooked House, unfortunately our events and house tours are unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Due to the historic and fragile interiors of The Crooked House and the serving of alcohol at many of our events, please note that all our events and tours are not suitable for children and tickets may only be purchased by and for people aged over 18 years.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

 

 

The Crooked House: In Pictures

East Anglia’s most famous wool town

Originally built as part of a medieval hall house, The Crooked House tells the remarkable story of East Anglia’s most famous wool town – from its glory days as Britain’s 14th richest town, through centuries of decline, and more recent revival as a hub for arts and culture – from The Beatles to Harry Potter.

The ghost of a crooked cat

It's a magical place people never want to leave - which probably explains why we have at least six ghosts here, including a crooked cat!

Exterior of The Crooked House

A hive of activity

Today, The Crooked House is home to an ongoing programme of cultural events, including a quarterly ‘Crooked Club’ supper club, guided house tours and an antiques and interiors showroom. Alongside this, The Crooked House is available for private dining, private tours and film and photography location hire.

Getting here

7 High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9PR

On the High Street in Lavenham, 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and 30 minutes from Colchester.

Nearby train stations include Sudbury (15 minutes by taxi and 30 minutes by bus to Lavenham), Colchester (30 minutes taxi to Lavenham) and Bury St Edmunds (20 minutes by taxi or bus)

Free on-street parking in Lavenham, including two large car parks within walking distance of The Crooked House.

Information on guided and self-guided walking tours of Lavenham village and the surrounding countryside is available from the Village Information Point (a 2 minute walk from The Crooked House). Points of interest on these walks include Lavenham Guildhall (National Trust), Little Hall Museum, multiple independent shops, art galleries and tea rooms, and a nature walk – all within 5 minutes walk from The Crooked House.

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