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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. 

Broadside On at the Guildhall

Trawling Through Time

The new exhibition in the Guildhall, from 20 March to 19 July, is "Trawling Through Time" which looks at the long history of boat and ship building in Beverley, including the Beverley Shipyard of Cook, Welton & Gemmell. Alongside this exhibition the play "Broadside On" will be performed in the Guildhall on Saturday 6 April. The original performance at 1.30pm is now sold out so a second performance is being put on at 4.15pm. Tickets £10. Places are limited so booking is essential, either by phoning (01482) 392699 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) or by linking to the online booking here

Trawling Through Time

Trawling Through Time

This exhibition presents the history of the Beverley Shipyard and the carpenters' yards on Beverley Beck where boat building was carried out for over 200 years. The exhibition runs until 19 July 2019.

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.