Beverley Guildhall



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A Guildhall has been on this site since 1500, although parts of the building date back to a private dwelling of 1320. The Guildhall has been the home of civic governance in Beverley for over 500 years. The building was re-modelled in the 18th century and features a stunning courtroom with ornate plasterwork by Giuseppe Cortese, a Magistrates' Room with original 17th-century furniture and an elegant parlour with a silver collection dating back over several centuries. Two community museum rooms feature displays on the history of Beverley and a programme of temporary local history exhibitions.

Beverley Guildhall
Register Sq,BEVERLEY,HU17 9XX


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: Disabled parking 100yds
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open every Fri, 10-4. Also open Wed, May-Oct 10-4 & Nov-Apr 10-1. Please phone for guided tours at other times

About the area

Discover East Riding of Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s East Riding is the only one left of a trio of ‘ridings’ which existed up until 1974. The North and West are gone, to be replaced by North, South and West Yorkshires. The East Riding rises up from the Hull side of the Humber estuary, until it reaches Flamborough Head. This is an impressive headland with sheer white cliffs, serving as a home to large colonies of seabirds. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The county has plenty of beachy coast, including the seaside towns of Hornsea and Bridlington. The first of these is between the sea and a large freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere. This is also an SSSI and an SAC, and is great for watersports and fishing. The area was also known for its pottery, which has sadly gone into decline in recent years. Further north, Bridlington is a family-friendly summer beach resort. Kingston upon Hull is the largest city in the county, and was one of the few places outside London that suffered widespread bombing during WW2. It’s long ago come back from that though, and was the 2017 UK City of Culture. 


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