A £30,000 extension to the Sudbury Museum and Heritage Centre embraces the digital age with three screen displays offering a choice of topics on the town’s past, access to 1,000 images from the museum’s photo archive and a series of glimpses into the Edwardian era.
Discover more about fire fighting and policing in the past as well as displays of surgical instruments, brewing, malting and the town’s lost pubs. A curved path of large display boards leads the visitor through Sudbury’s long history and there is a strong military presence. Learn more about the personal tragedy of war from a much-praised narrative memorial to the town’s dead and the part played in the war effort by the locally based 486th USAAF Bomb Group.
Not to be missed are the aerial exhibits; see a five-foot long model of the Zeppelin airship that bombed Sudbury in 1916 hovers at one end whilst at the other are scale models of a 486th B-24 Liberator and a B-17 Flying Fortress.