Great War Huts at Brook Farm Camp, in Hawstead near Bury St Edmunds, will be a ground-breaking First World War museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.
Currently open on a number of days throughout the year, and by appointment, visitors have the opportunity to see the museum as it is literally being built. Once completed the site will provide a unique setting in which to learn about the personal, military and social history of the conflict.
Four original First World War buildings have so far been dismantled, transported to Suffolk, restored and re-erected, and a fifth is currently undergoing restoration. The heritage side of the project is gathering detailed plans and information about the original 1914-1919 hut-building program as well as surviving examples from around the country. The team are now regularly consulted by organisations such as English Heritage, the National Trust, other museums and villages, clubs and associations asking for advice on the preservation and maintenance of their huts.
Throughout the year Great War Huts holds a number of events including talks, film screenings and exhibitions.