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.

Find out more

STOP PRESS – 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.


Forthcoming Events

Taro Takeuchi in Concert @ St Michael’s Church, Ledbury Friday 13 July 7pm – 8.30pm Tickets £7     We are delighted that Taro, one of the country’s leading lutenists, is returning to Ledbury. Join us at St Michael’s Church as he plays his favourite Georgian pieces on both lute and Baroque guitar as he connects us musically and historically with the delicate original lute at Butcher Row Museum. Tickets from Ledbury Library. (A Joined-Up Heritage Ledbury Event)

Great Art in Medieval Hospitals with Nick Bury Thursday 19 July 7pm – 8pm Tickets £6     Throughout Europe in the Middle Ages there were a number of hospitals such as St Katherine’s in Ledbury, some of which commissioned great works of art. In this illustrated talk, Nick will reveal the best of these works and how it was thought they would help heal or comfort the sick.

Master’s House Tour Wednesday 1 August 10am – 12 noon Free tickets / donations gratefully accepted     The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building.

Ledbury U3A Recorder Consort Saturday 4 August 10.30am – 12 noon     Ledbury U3A Recorder Consort delight us again with a selection of their favourite arrangements.

An Evening of Timber Frame Buildings with Gareth Calan Davies Monday 6 August 7.30pm – 9pm     Join Gareth for an illustrated introductory talk and private viewing of the exhibition ‘A Celebration of Timber Frame Buildings’.

A Celebration of Timber Frame Buildings Tuesday 7 August – Saturday 18 August Library opening times     Friends of the Master’s House and local publisher GHAL Productions stage an exhibition of these character buildings that tell us much of the social history of Herefordshire and the middle Marches.

(See What’s On page for more details of these and other events.)