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 Tour Wednesday 3 July 10am – 12 noon     The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building.

‘A little town of ancient grace, a long street widened at a market place’ Sunday 14 July 10am – 12 noon     In a collaboration with Ledbury Poetry Festival the Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a special poetry tour of the Master’s House finishing in the John Masefield Archive.

The Sacred Journey – Medieval Pilgrimage in Europe with Nick Bury Thursday 18 July 7pm – 8.30pm     A talk which looks at why pilgrimage was so popular in the Middle Ages and concentrates on the its impact on art and architecture from late antiquity until the fifteenth century.

For details of these and other events (June-September 2019) see the What’s On page or pick up the NEW 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.