The Lavenham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is now back to its high-season opening times and the doors will be open every day from 10am – 4.45pm, here welcoming visitors to medieval Lavenham from all over the world.

Last year the TIC saw well over 50,000 visitors walk through its doors. Some people want to browse the selection of leaflets covering visitor attractions in East Anglia or book accommodation; others pop in to buy locally made jam, chutney or Suffolk honey, or to pick up some handmade soap or pottery as a souvenir of their visit; and most people like to talk and ask questions about Lavenham.

Lavenham Tourist Information Centre, Suffolk

“I love this time of year” says TIC Manager, Veronica Cowlin, “as the weather warms up, the streets will be buzzing as visitors enjoy this beautiful village and we look forward to seeing them and helping them with their queries”. And those queries are many and varied, ranging from fairly straightforward: “Where are the nearest toilets?” to more complex: “How are the medieval houses constructed?” to the slightly bizarre: “Please could I have directions from JFK Airport to Lavenham?” Not sure there is an easy answer to that one!

The TIC has an extensive collection of specialist books on Lavenham and surrounding area, which they have built up over the years to meet the demand from their customers. Books on timber framed buildings sit alongside those on medieval history and coffee table books on Constable and Gainsborough.

Maps, cycle routes and walking guides are also available, so making this treasure trove the first port of call when arriving in Lavenham is highly recommended. The friendly staff will happily tell visitors where the nearest toilets are, but can also tell them a whole lot more than that, to help them get the most out of their visit.

Tourist Information Centre, Lady Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9RA | T 01787 248207 | E

Other TICs in the area are in Sudbury and Stowmarket. More details can be found here.