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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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

An Evening of Timber Frame Buildings with Gareth Calan Davies Monday 6 August 7.30pm – 9pm Tickets £6    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.

Ledbury Carnival Monday 27 August 10am – 4pm     Come and explore this magnificent building. Guided tours will be available and may also include St Katherine’s Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site.

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