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For adults

Guided tours, in which the curator presents information about the history of the building, can be provided for groups by prior arrangement between 9am and 2pm from Tuesday to Friday.

A fee of £1 per person is charged, and the maximum group size is 30. The minimum fee is £10. For a tour on Saturday there is a fee of £50 in addition to the £1 per person.

Contact the Guildhall curator for more information or to book a tour.

For schools

The Guildhall can be visited either as part of a visit to the Treasure House or as a separate visit.

There is no charge for visits by school groups.

A short presentation looks at the Guildhall's historic role as a courtroom, items from the collection relating to crime and punishment and the building's present role as a community museum. This is followed by a 'detective trail' which allows the children to explore the building themselves. 

There are also additional opportunities to exploit the range of collection items located in the Guildhall. It would be possible to develop projects as required by schools, looking at either:

  • local social history,

  • citizenship or

  • art, using the furniture and paintings.

Any schools interested in developing such projects should contact the Guildhall curator.

To book a visit to the Beverley Guildhall as a stand-alone venue contact the Guildhall curator, but if required as part of a visit to the Treasure House contact the Treasure House Education Officer.

The following downloadable document provides useful information for leaders of school groups prior to a visit.

Beverley Guildhall essential information (pdf 78kb opens in new window)

For more information on how schools can use the museums go to the learning for schools page.

Learning resources

Two outdoor trails around the town have been developed by one of the Guildhall volunteers. These are available to download below. We suggest that you print these out and take them with you as you explore the fascinating darker side of Beverley's history.

Beastly Beverley - North trail (pdf 2.9mb opens in new window)

Beastly Beverley - South trail (pdf 2.8mb opens in new window)

Note that these files are quite large and may take some time to download. Please be patient.

Additional resources for use by schools in conjunction with the trails are currently also being developed and notes as to how the trails can be used to support learning in schools will be available here in due course.

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Collection item - a meerschaum pipe in its case, belonging to local stonemason Beaumont Sharp Whitton
Medieval wall in courtroom
Medieval wall in courtroom - thought to be 15th century
Front page of one of the Beastly Beverley trails
Front page of one of the Beastly Beverley trails