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Beverley Guildhall Courtroom

Welcome to Beverley Guildhall

The Beverley Guildhall is a Grade 1 listed building which has had a long and fascinating history. Originally purchased by the Beverley town keepers in 1501, it has been in continuous civic use since then. Today it is run as a historic building and community museum but is still used for ceremonial civic occasions. It is worth visiting this beautiful building, if only for the stunning Georgian courtroom featuring plaster stucco-work by Giuseppe Cortese.

Inside the Beverley Guildhall pages

Take a look at what's happening at Beverley Guildhall...
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Visiting the Guildhall

Location, opening times, facilities etc.

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About the Guildhall

The history of the building and what you will see here.

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Volunteering

The work of the volunteers and how to join the team.

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Our exhibitions

What exhibitions are on at the Guildhall this year.  

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Our collections

Information on the collections and how to access them.

Using the Guildhall for learning

Learning opportunities

How the Guildhall can be used to support learning. 

Sidebar - Bygone buildings

Bygone Buildings

Beverley Art Gallery has many images of buildings in Beverley that have long since disappeared. The Guildhall volunteers used these as a starting point to research how the buildings were used and what happened to them.  

Past Exhibitions Online

Past exhibitions online

Many of the past exhibitions shown in the Beverley Community Museum are available to download online. An archive of past exhibitions is also on permanent display at the Guildhall.