The Bury St Edmunds Guildhall will be hosting a free exhibition in April 2023 which will explore romantic relationships formed in Suffolk during WWII and their consequences. If you have a story about this subject that you would be happy to share, we would love to hear from you. We shall be … Continue reading Do you have a WWII love story to tell?
Aimee Murphy from Art UK makes the case for Suffolk museums to get more involved: Art UK receives over 4 million unique users from across the globe each year. Joining Art UK allows you to put your collection into the context of the nation’s artistic heritage and provides you with plenty of … Continue reading Art UK offers opportunities to expand audiences and increase revenue
Graham Randall, the Chair of Bawdsey Radar, is standing down and reflects on the past 7 years: "The last seven years have included volunteering with Bawdsey Radar and leading the Trust as its Chair. It has been a tremendous period full of new experiences, acquiring new skills and, most of all, … Continue reading Reflections on Volunteering from Bawdsey Radar Trust
Following on from the amazing success of the Joy at the Job Centre events that Ipswich Museums' Eleanor Root created in partnership with Philip Carter-Goodyear and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Suffolk Family Focus team, the project has now gone countywide.The Joy at the Job Centre … Continue reading Ipswich Museums project ‘Joy at the Job Centre’ goes countywide
The National Horseracing Museum announced in October 2022 that for the second year running they have been awarded the VisitEngland Gold Accolade! This makes them one of just four venues in the East of England to be awarded Gold status, and one of 30 in the whole country. The 2021-22 Visitor … Continue reading NHRM awarded VisitEngland Gold Accolade again!
As the first summer season of the Virtual Reality experience at Bawdsey Radar comes to an end, the team share visitors' reactions to climbing - and falling from - the virtual tower: ‘How tall were the radar towers and what was it like to climb them?’ – a question that we get asked many times at … Continue reading Bawdsey Radar reflects on first season of VR experience
Jamie Thompson explains the origins of the model of the Alfred Corry Lifeboat that has hung in the north aisle of St Edmunds Church in Southwold for almost 110 years: "What follows is an extract from an article that was first published in the Southwold Parish Magazine in 1913. It describes the … Continue reading Alfred Corry model – a history
Leo Whisstock, National Secretary of the Association, explains that the silver lining of the pandemic was that it allowed the volunteer team to totally overhaul their collections storage and display spaces: "I think it is safe to say that the COVID pandemic was a serious event that affected … Continue reading Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum modernises displays
Pam and the team give us an update: The evening talks we share with the Felixstowe Family History Society (FFHS) continue: 9th November Richard Symes on 'Turbulence to Tranquillity, the History of Dunwich Heath'Broadway House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DD7pm for 7.30pm start.14th December Pip … Continue reading Felixstowe History and Museum Society to welcome speaker on 9 November and 14 December
The redeveloped Museum and Galleries are due to open to the public on Monday 21 November. This follows a multi-million-pound project to restore Gainsborough's historic house and build new art galleries in a brand-new building at the back of the site. Guests using the Landscape Studio, an event … Continue reading Gainsborough’s House due to reopen on 21 November
Dan Clarke tells us how this time it's bigger and better than ever before: "As the year draws to a close, Moyse’s Hall are relaunching their annual movie exhibition, but this time focusing on iconic stars and movies. For ‘Icons of Cinema’ we’ve curated a display from prop and costume makers, and … Continue reading Moyse’s Hall relaunch annual movie exhibition
‘Handmade’ and ‘shop local’ are topical themes this Christmas. You can support both principles by purchasing your presents from one of the Lettering Arts Trust’s pop-up shops at Snape Maltings and Southwold where you will find beautiful hand-crafted artworks and hand-printed cards created by some of … Continue reading The Lettering Arts Trust pops up in Snape and Southwold
Woodbridge Tide Mill has installed a micro-generator inside the Mill to demonstrate electricity generation from hydropower. The purpose is to educate and provide activities around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) themes for the many KS1, and KS2-3 students who visit the … Continue reading Woodbridge Tide Mill’s new Micro Generator
What follows is an excerpt from Simon Weeks' September newsletter. You can read the full newsletter here. Walpole Old Chapel has received a grant from Historic England that is allowing the Unwrapped project's architect to commission the following works: A measured survey of the building, which has … Continue reading Latest news from Walpole Old Chapel
Earlier this year, Suffolk Artlink curated a display in the cabinet that previously held the Tye Murder Display. The Special Delivery exhibition in the Halesworth and District Museum ran throughout the summer holidays. The exhibition featured work created by pupils from the Edgar Sewter Primary … Continue reading Lincolne Letters inspire new display at Halesworth Museum
Six of Suffolk’s outstanding museums and their teams have been announced as winners in this year’s Suffolk Museum of the Year Awards, at a ceremony at The Hold in Ipswich on Monday 10 October. The awards evening was hosted by Georgy Jamieson of BBC Radio Suffolk. The winners were: Large … Continue reading Suffolk Museum Award winners announced
Bawdsey Radar Museum is located in the building that was home to the world’s first operational radar station. When it was built in the late 1930s there were four 360-foot lattice steel towers to support the aerials. These aerials were vital to the continuing operation of the Radar facilities at the … Continue reading Bawdsey Radar Museum – Come and climb the 360-foot tower (in Virtual Reality!)
Pauline Wilcock explains all: Halesworth & District Museum recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment which has added new space for the Museum to reveal local history from the Bronze Age, the Roman occupation, the Victorian era, and far more. Also, in this Platinum Jubilee year, we can … Continue reading Exciting new treasures for Halesworth
Lynne Ward shares how the museum is going to celebrate: In 2020 Laxfield & District Museum reached a significant milestone: the beautiful ancient guildhall, which is our home, had seen five centuries pass by and the museum turned 50. However, as we all know, nothing went to plan in 2020 and so … Continue reading Double celebration for Laxfield & District Museum!
Jamie Thompson has news from the Alfred Corry Museum: Volunteer stewards and trustees at the Museum (along with Jazz and Oscar) put up swift boxes at the museum. We are taking part in the RSPB's Swift Bird Conservation Project and are trying to encourage swifts to nest on the northern wall. It is … Continue reading Alfred Corry Museum giving swifts a home
Chair of the Trustees, John Bridges, reports on the Lanman Museum's latest research: The Lanman Museum in Framlingham castle has had on display for many years the bell from the SS River Clyde. The ship was symbolic of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. This year the bell has … Continue reading Lanman Museum discovers Framlingham man on the SS River Clyde
The Lettering Arts Trust is delighted to present ‘The Nereids’ at the Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn as a featured exhibition of the King’s Lynn Festival from 16 to 30 July 2022. The artworks depict some of the benign goddesses of the sea’s rich abundance and protectors of sailors and fishermen who … Continue reading Lettering Arts Trust takes Nereids exhibition to King’s Lynn Festival
In a welcome return to normality at Parham Airfield Museum, guests, visitors and volunteers gathered to celebrate the official opening of the latest addition to the site. The product of countless hours of volunteer time, a skilled build team and generous donations, the new Kindred Building houses a … Continue reading Day of celebration at Parham Airfield Museum!
Since 2019, The Red House has been working in collaboration with the charity Autism and Nature to develop a school and visitor offer suitable for SEND learners. We have developed multisensory schools sessions and on site resources through engaging with teachers and hosting visits from three … Continue reading New book for SEND learners launched at The Red House
The Woodbridge Tide Mill is welcoming more and more children and families these days but sometimes, when it is busy, it may be an overwhelming or even stressful experience for individuals with sensory processing disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Heather Sheehan, The Tide Mill's … Continue reading Sensory backpacks at Woodbridge Tide Mill