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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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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. 

Beverley on Film

Beverley on Film

The new exhibition, open from 22nd July to 18th November, shows a series of films of Beverley from the past 100 years. Go to the Beverley on Film page to find out more and view a taster trailer. The exhibition will be launched with two special screening events at Parkway Cinema on 21st July.   

Beverley Museum Makers

Beverley Museum Makers

The Beverley Community Museum has introduced a new community engagement initiative to get people involved in the museum in new and interesting ways. Find out more.

'Capturing Beverley' photographic competition

With effect from July 27th the Capturing Beverley competition has closed. Entries submitted after that date will not be accepted.


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.