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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Upcoming Friends of the Master’s House Events 2023


National Heritage Open Days 8 – 17 September     The Master’s House will be open during Library Opening Hours throughout this week and visitors are very welcome to look round the ground floor of this fully restored Medieval House. A free leaflet offering a self-guided tour will be available from the shop in the Main Hall.

Two Special Heritage Open Day Tours of the Master’s House Wednesday 13 September  Morning Tour 10.00am, Afternoon Tour 2.00pm    The Friends will be staging two special tours in celebration of National Heritage Open Days, with your guides in medieval costume as befits the original Hall House of 1487! The tours are open to anyone and are Free (donations welcome) but please obtain a ticket from Ledbury Books & Maps.

STOP PRESS The Friends will now also be on hand to offer guidance and extra ad hoc tours of the Master’s House (with your guides in Victorian costume!) on the morning of Saturday 9 September during the Library opening hours of 9.30am – 12.30pm.


See What’s On page for more details of these and other events and how to obtain a ticket.