The Guildhall

Located at the top of Coinagehall Street, the Guildhall hosts regular local markets and is the home of Helston Town Council.

Opened in 1839, it stands on the site of the town’s old market house which stood here from 1576. Today the building houses the Council Chamber (formerly used as a court) and Mayor’s Parlour. It is also registered for weddings.

The ground floor, where you’ll often find markets taking place, was once Helston’s Corn Exchange. You’ll find the dated foundation stone of the original building here.

On Flora Day this building is the centre of attention – bedecked with gorse, greenery and bluebells, the Guildhall marks the beginning of most of the day’s dances.

Helston Guildhall 1953
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