At Beccles Museum, visitors can see displays on local industries, crafts and society including clock making, engineering, printing, farming, milling, malting, building, transport, lace making, schooling, Victorian clothing and the work house.
Visitors can also find out about Dr Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, who made a towering contribution to Twentieth Century medical science. Her research into the atomic structure of Penicillin enabled the mass production of synthetic Penicillin. She was the first woman and one of the youngest people ever to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.
Don’t miss the original Beccles Charter Box, the 1632 Shadingfield altar cloth or the River Post excavated from the River Waveney, which once formed part of a walkway and has been dated back to 75BC.