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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The Friends of the Master’s House are Back!

After a absence of over two years (due to the restrictions of the Pandemic) the Friends have now resumed our activities in the Master’s House! We have started with a modest programme of events for the rest of 2022 which include a number of Tours, Heritage Open Day and a Musical Evening with Anna Perry and the Borders Ensemble. We are also hoping to provide an art course taken by Jeanette Mcculloch later on in the year.

Why not come to one of our next events shown below:        For more information on these and other events please see the ‘What’s On’ page

Tour of the Master’s House Wednesday 7 September 2022     A guided tour round both floors of the Master’s House. The tour is free (donations welcome) but please collect tickets from Ledbury Books and Maps to present at the front door. Tour starts at 10.00am and takes about an hour.

Heritage Open Day Saturday 17 September 2022 (Free event no tickets required)     Part of National Heritage Open Days, the Friends of the Master’s House will be at the House from 10.30am-4.00pm to show people around and answer any questions about the building.  Also featured to fit in with the National Heritage Day theme of ‘Astounding Inventions’ will be: Steampunk Inventions Workshop with Jeanette McCulloch 11.00am-3.00pm A free pop-in workshop for children and adults aged 7+

Please note that tickets are now only available through Ledbury Books & Maps, 20 High Street, Ledbury, Tel 01531633226. Tickets for each event will be available one month before the published date. Tours are free but still require a ticket. (We have also provided a tear-off strip on each ticket for you to leave contact details in case of event cancellation but will not, of course, keep these beyond the event date unless otherwise instructed.)

Master’s House Shop

We are pleased to announce that we are again able to offer Master’s House merchandise from the sales cart in the Main Hall. Do come and browse in the shop for the perfect small gift or reminder of your visit, while taking in the beauty of the medieval timbers of the Great Hall! (For more information please see the Heritage Gifts page)