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

Christmas Lights Switch-On: Make a Lantern Saturday 23 November 10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm     Come and make a bright and colourful lantern ready for the switching on of the Christmas lights in town. All materials supplied.

Master’s House Guided Tour Wednesday 4 December 10am for approx 1½ – 2 hr     The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed guided tour of this 15th century timber-frame building. This incredible Grade II* listed building in the centre of Ledbury was once part of the medieval St Katherine’s Hospital.

Christmas Recorder Consort Saturday 14 December 10.30am – 12 noon     Ledbury Recorder Consort will entertain and inspire with some seasonal music to put you in the mood for Christmas! Mince pies and apple juice will be served during the short interval.

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.