Browne's Hospital is a late medieval almshouse and guild hall. It was founded by William Browne, a very rich wool merchant, with his wife Margaret in 1475 and granted charters by the King in 1485, 1494 and 1610 - in effect it is a Royal Hospital. Founded to provide accommodation for 10 poor men and two poor women. In 1870 new accommodation was provided on the site and now provides flats for 13 people. The original building was retained along with its chapel and nationally significant stained glass windows which are in the process of having protective external glass fitted.
Guided Tours are available throughout the year but good notice required.
3d virtual tours
explore Browne's Hospital
Use the link below to take the virtual tour. Inspire your visit to Browne's Hospital where Curator Mr David Wallington can offer in person guided tours.