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 – Found Voices
In her book ‘Found Voices’ the Poet Sara-Jane Arbury invites us on a tour of some of Ledbury’s finest heritage sites. Her collection of poetry was inspired by eight sites using words found within the buildings themselves and from First World War poetry. A downloadable version of ‘Found Voices’ can be found on the News page.
And don’t forget An Evening of Fine Die-ning: A Murder Mystery written by Sara-Jane Arbury! See below or What’s On page for more details.
Master’s House Tour Wednesday 6 February 10am – 12 noon The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building.
Late Opening of The Master’s House Saturday 2 March 9.30am – 4pm Come and discover more about the architecture and history of this building, and the work of the Friends of the Master’s House. We are passionate about The Master’s House and its place in the past, present and future of Ledbury – find out how you could get involved over a cup of tea and cake!
An Evening of Fine Die-ning: A Murder Mystery Thursday 7 March 7pm – 9.30pm Who killed Eleanor, sister of Master Edward Cowper? Become Ledbury’s super sleuth by solving the deadly puzzle penned by Sara-Jane Arbury. A murder mystery brought to you by Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society.
(See What’s On page for more details of this and other events.)
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.