Orford Museum collects and displays historical material relating to the area roughly between the Butley River and the River Alde.
It includes Orford with Orford Ness, Gedgrave and Havergate Island, and the villages of Sudbourne, Chillesford, Boyton, Butley and Iken. Located in Orford Castle, the museum display features part of the regalia of the former Borough and items relating to the archaeology and social history of Orford and the surrounding area.
Visitors can also see the Town Crier’s Bell used by 90 year old Sam Smy, the oldest town crier in England until shortly before his death in 1936; a selection of Standard Weights and Measures used by the Borough of Orford. c.1823-1826; a complete two-piece silver eyelet of post medieval date found at Butley and replica Gold Torc of the Early Bronze age found at Boyton in 1835.
For up-to-date information regarding opening times at Orford Castle go to the English Heritage website.