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

Master’s House Tour Wednesday 5 September 10am – 12 noon     The Friends of the Master’s House will be hosting a detailed tour of this beautiful 15th century building.

Heritage Open Day Saturday 8 September 9.30am – 4pm     The Master’s House is open as part of England’s favourite heritage festival. Come and explore this magnificent building and discover its past. Guided tours may also include St Katherine’s Hall and Chapel which are part of the original medieval hospital site.

Creative Exploration of Art Materials with Jeanette McCulloch Monday 17 September, Monday 24 September, Monday 1 October 10am – 1pm     A course of three relaxed but informative workshops exploring a variety of art materials using imagery from the Medieval world as a visual stimulus.

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