The Friends of The Master’s House welcome you

The Master’s House is home to Ledbury’s Library and much more. It has Ledbury’s Community Resource Area where you can find out what’s been going on, get information on forthcoming events, explore local oral histories and, of course, understand more about the history of this extraordinary building.

The Master’s House has been at the heart of Ledbury life for more than 500 years.

It started life as a home for the Master of St Katherine’s Hospital. Successive occupants altered The Master’s House to suit their own needs. The building you see today is the product of all those changes.

It was most recently restored and redeveloped between 2011 and 2015 so it could return to its place at the centre of the community.

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Forthcoming Events

Master’s House Guided Tour Wednesday 5 February start 10am –  approx 12 noon.     The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed guided tour of this 15th century timber-frame building.

Ringing the Changes with Tim Keyes Thursday 20 February 7pm – 8.30pm.     A journey with the church bells of Ledbury through 1,000 years of history and literature, and accompanied by some very colourful characters, both real and fictional.

The Story of Lancing College Chapel Friday 13 March 7.00pm – 8.30pm.     Lancing Chapel is comparable to the great French Gothic Cathedrals and contains the biggest Rose Window in the UK.  This illustrated talk, given by Ian Beer, CBE who was Head Master there from 1969 to 1981, will span the period 1868, when the Foundation Stone was laid, to 2020 when the Chapel will finally be completed.

For details of these and other events see the What’s On page or pick up the Events brochure. Available from the Library, local book shops and other outlets.

New Supporters Group

The Friends of the Master’s House now have a Supporters Group for those who wish to be kept informed of our events and activities or who want to become more involved with this exceptional building and its heritage. Membership is free and is open to anyone over 18.

If you are interested in joining please go to the Supporters Group section of the Friends of the Master’s House page for more information and to download a printable membership form which should be completed and handed in to the Library.

Do join us and learn more about this very special building and Ledbury’s unique Library.