The dream of Lowestoft historian Jack Rose, the Museum opened in 1995 as memorial to all who served in or from Lowestoft during both World Wars. It is housed in part of the buildings used as the Royal Naval Patrol Service Headquarters (HMS Europa) in the Second World War.
Displays include photographic exhibitions, model aircraft, a Battle of Britain room ,a diorama of a typical RAF airfield during an air raid plus a unique collection of uniforms, medals, weapons, local artefacts and memorial boards from redundant Lowestoft churches and factories.
The museum also keeps an archive of important wartime documents and there is currently a special commemorative display of British and German WW1 archaeology, recovered from the Somme area.
Through the archway beside the museum is a WW2 Anderson shelter, set in the ground as it would have been when in use. Next to the museum is the Jack Rose memorial rose garden.
A dedicated chapel on the ground floor holds the names of those who died in the town during both World Wars, together with the names of local fishermen who died as a result of war action in the First World War.
For additional information about admission, opening hours, access, facilities and learning opportunities, please visit the museum website.
Lowestoft War Memorial Museum
Sparrow’s Nest Gardens
Tel: 01502 517950