Guildhall Tours and Chamber Hire


Set in the heart of the historic old sea port, Harwich’s Guildhall is the town’s only Grade 1 listed building, dating back to the seventeenth century and is currently home to Harwich Town Council. The wealth of history and heritage that it contains, along with its remarkable architecture, make the Guildhall in Harwich a fascinating place to visit. Entry to the Guildhall is free, and whilst booking is not mandatory, its best to call in advance to ensure the Guildhall will be open and accessible on your chosen visit day and that someone will be available to guide you round.  Larger groups often benefit from a more detailed tour, provided by The Harwich Society who can be contacted on their website Guided Tours – The Harwich Society (



The Chamber is a beautiful oak panelled room, its walls adorned with large portraits and its windows including a stained glass depiction of the town crest. The Chamber also houses the regalia show case containing the seventeenth century mace and the Mayor’s chain of office. The Chamber is available to hire for meetings, so please contact for availability and pricing.