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Suffolk Museums A-F

October 4th, 2010 by
Categories: Museums

ALDEBURGH
Moot Hall Museum
Located in a fine Tudor building on Aldeburgh’s shoreline you will find Anglo-Saxon exhibits discovered at Snape cemetery as well as paintings and other displays of local history. Facilities also include a small shop.
Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh. Tel: 01728 452158
Admission: FREE

BECCLES
Beccles & District Museum
Housed in a 16th Century Grade 1 listed building you will find local history displays that show work, town and social life and that played by the nearby river. The building itself was the former home of the original Sir John Leman School. Facilities: Toilets and shop. Hands on area.
Leman House, Ballygate, Beccles. tel: 01502 715722
Admission: FREE
Website

BRANDON
Brandon Heritage Centre
Travel back to the Stone Age where you can visit a flint knapper’s workshop and relive the Neolithic times thru to the present day. As well as local town history there is a special display on rabbit fur processing. Facilities: Small shop.
George Street, Brandon. Tel: 01842 813707.
Admission: CHARGE

BROCKFORD (near Stowmarket)
Mid Suffolk Light Railway
This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia.
Facilities: Cafe, toilets, picnic area, souvenir shop.
Brockford Station, Brockford, near Stowmarket. Tel: 01449 766899.
Admission: CHARGE
Website

BUNGAY
Bungay Museum
Many curiosities of local history, geology, coins and archaeology.
Council Offices, Broad Street, Bungay. Tel: 01986 892176.
Admission: CHARGE
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BUNGAY
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
See under Flixton

BURY ST EDMUNDS
Manor House Museum
Georgian townhouse that is the home to some of the finest clocks and watches to be found anywhere in the world. Costumes and textiles from the 17th Century thru to modern day and portrait paintings of national importance.
Facilities: Cafe, shop, toilets.
Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Tel: 01284 75706.
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. Other times by arrangement
Admission: FREE to residents; CHARGE for non-residents
Website

BURY ST EDMUNDS
Moyse’s Hall Museum
12th Century building which thru the years has served the town as: a gaol; fire station and a railway parcels office. Now housing the story of West Suffolk from prehistoric times to the present time. Ancient jewellery, Suffolk Regiment memorabilia and other local history artefacts.
Facilities: Shop, toilets, lift. Arrangements can be made for group tours with an education room available.
Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Tel: 01284 706183.
Open: Monday – Friday 10:30am – 4:30pm: Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Admission: FREE to residents; CHARGE for non-residents
Website

BURY ST EDMUNDS
Rougham Control Tower Museum
Restored World War II Airfield Control Tower.
Facilities: Arrangements for groups.
The Control Tower, Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds.
Tel: 01359 271471. Website

CLARE
Ancient House Museum
See under Sudbury


EASTANGLIA24 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Dunwich Museum

DUNWICH
Dunwich Museum
Dunwich is the Atlantis of the East Coast. But unlike the mythical Atlantis, Dunwich was a real thriving town which was swallowed up by the sea. See the model of the town and discover the power of erosion. Lots of local history, art and natural history, interactive displays – Hurry up and visit before it too disappears into the sea!
Allow about an hour to take it all in.
Facilities: Shop, disabled facilities and toilets.
St James Street, Dunwich. Tel: 01728 648796.
Admission: FREE – Donations
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EASTON
Easton Farm Park
First hand opportunity to learn about the countryside – from cow milking and chick hatching to a working blacksmith. Victorian Dairy, pony rides, train rides and the chance for children to drive a miniature tractor.
Facilities: Shop, tearoom, picnic site, caravan park and toilets.
Easton, near Wickham Market. Tel: 01728 746475.
Admission: CHARGE
Website.

FELIXSTOWE
Felixstowe Museum
Featuring local history, RAF Felixstowe, model aircraft, Coastal Forces, HMS Beehive, Royal and Mercant Navies, paddlesteamer collection, St Audrey’s Hospital collection, Landguard Fort, military history. Also houses a reference and photographic library.
Facilities: Cafe and shop.
Ravelin Block, Landguard Point, Felixstowe. Tel: 01394 672284.
Admission: CHARGE.
Website


EASTANGLIA24 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
FLIXTON
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
A collection of 35 aircraft plus thousands of aviation-related artefacts within six themed buildings and a hangar (including Air-Sea Resce, 446th Bomb Group and Royal Observer Corps). All set in seven acres of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. You can stroll to the River Waveney along a raised boardwalk with fantastic views.
Facilities: Cafe and shop.
B1062, The Street, Flixton, near Bungay. Tel: 01986 896644.
Admission: CHARGE.
Website


FRAMLINGHAM
Lanman Museum
The Lanman Museum takes the medieval Framlingham Castle into the 20th Century. All aspects of the life of local people are explored. Amongst the drawings, paintings and exhibits from the lives of ordinary people.
Framlingham Castle, Framlingham. Tel: 01728 723214.
Admission: CHARGE but includes entry to Castle


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