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Development Works 2020


Early 19th century engraving of the medieval kitchens

From January 2020 extensive works will be taking place at St Mary's Guildhall to investigate the remains of the medieval kitchens, thought to be among the earliest surviving kitchens in the country. This is the first phase in a significant development project for the Guildhall which, subject to planning approvals, will also include improved catering facilities, public areas and meeting rooms, and a more interactive visitor experience, with improved interpretation of some of the Guildhall’s most important heritage features.

As our main kitchens will be taken out of service during these works, the Undercroft cafe will not be open, and we will be unable to cater for events at St Mary's Guildhall. The first phase is expected to be completed by the beginning of April 2020, by which time we'll have more details regarding the further work programme. Please check back here for updates on progress with these works