2018 was not only the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Society but also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Lowestoft Maritime Museum.
Set in Lowestoft’s picturesque Sparrow’s Nest Park, The museum began life in 1968 and over the years local people have raised funds for various extensions and redevelopments. The museum offers visitors an extensive series of displays celebrating the rich maritime history of Lowestoft, with many hands-on activities including lots for children and a small cinema where you can see wonderful archive film footage. There are also special events throughout the year.
The museum has also recently taken part in Poetry People project, The Grit, which explored and celebrated Lowestoft’s lost fishing village.
Run entirely by volunteers, Lowestoft Maritime Museum was voted Suffolk’s Museum of the Year 2012.