The Woolpit Institute
To be found in the centre of the village.
The building has served the people of Woolpit since 1891, before that it
was known as ‘Founders House’. In those times villagers could use the
building to bathe, read books and newspapers as well as having social
events on the premises. It was run by ‘Twelve good men and true’ and
when the Institute was inaugurated the Trustees of the Woolpit Institute
Any Woolpit organisation which regularly holds events on the premises is
entitled to have one member as a trustee. Some say the building was the
forerunner of the Village Hall and it still maintains its homely feel.
There are twelve tapestries hanging from the walls upstairs depicting
various stages of the village evolution. These were created by
individuals and groups within the village to celebrate Woolpit’s
Millennium. A stair lift has been installed and all toilets are on the
ground floor, including one for the disabled. There is a level entry
into the building for wheelchairs.
Recently the kitchen, situated upstairs, was totally refurbished. Up to
65 people can be catered for using the adjoining room. There is gas
fired central heating throughout. There are chairs available on both
floors and large and small tables are available as part of the hire.
A caretaker is employed to keep the building in good order. The
electrics have been certificated and the premise have been checked and
passed the Fire Brigade regulations.
The building also supports the local museum.
The Institute can offer the following
- The main room upstairs is 11.4metres x 6metres and can seat 65
- Two smaller rooms are situated downstairs and they measure 5.3 metres
x 3.6metres and 5.6 metres x 4 metres They can be hired separately or,
with the interconnecting doors opened, can be hired as one.
- The complete building can be hired for larger events.
To hire any rooms or to make enquiries please contact
or phone 07564126118.
Payment made at time of booking would be appreciated, and qualifies
for a modest discount.