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
Loretta Jones of Good Journey explains: Cars are now the biggest single cause of UK CO2 emissions, threating the future of our historic buildings and landscapes. Many heritage sites and attractions are blighted by traffic – noise, air pollution, congestion and parking. But it doesn’t have to be this … Continue reading Attract car-free visitors to help museum and environment
One for the attention of museums in Suffolk... If your museum hasn’t already joined Suffolk Local History Council, an umbrella organisation for the region’s local history, then maybe, like Laxfield & District Museum, you may want to take advantage of the following: Societies Day – a forum for … Continue reading Laxfield Museum gets the benefits – so could you!
The Food Museum (formerly the Museum of East Anglian Life) is taking their touring exhibition to communities across East Anglia. The exhibition celebrates East Anglian recipes, cooking, farming techniques and dialect words that have been passed down through generations. The team are encouraging … Continue reading The Food Museum takes Food Stories on the road!
The team at Parham are pleased to now be open again for the new season and have lots of exciting events planned and special visitors booked in. On 14th May they will have the official opening of the new Exhibition Hall. The new building has taken almost 2 years to complete and has been a big project … Continue reading Opening of Kindred Exhibition Hall at Parham Airfield Museum
Dan Clarke, Heritage Officer for West Suffolk Council, shares what's planned for spring/summer 2022: Moyse’s Hall are in for a busy period over the coming months, with the Horrible Histories author launching his new Suffolk-focused book, ‘Terry Deary’s Terrible Tales of Moyse’s Hall’, in April. This … Continue reading Moyse’s Hall Museum in 1000th anniversary year of Abbey of St Edmund
We have plenty of exciting activities happening at Dunwich Museum this spring, starting with our ‘Kid’s Club’ which takes place on Saturday 23rd of April 10am-12pm. All children are invited to come along and join in the fun of planting Medieval herbs in the new raised beds at Greyfriars Monastery – … Continue reading What’s going on in Dunwich this Spring!
The very welcome contribution of £1.4 million of National Lottery Heritage Funding in 2015 was a tremendous achievement for the trustees and volunteers of Bawdsey Radar Museum. This funding enabled the full restoration of the radar transmitter block and the development of a museum telling the global … Continue reading Bawdsey Radar Museum – “a place of intrigue”
The Southwold Lifeboat Museum is open once again following a period of renovation and extensive shut down and is welcoming visitors between 10:30am and 4:30pm every day except Wednesdays and Fridays. This year apart from visiting the last sailing rowing lifeboat operating on the East Coast and … Continue reading Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum reopens in Southwold
Tim Rousham takes us behind the scenes of a case redisplay in the Anglo-Saxon gallery... Using money from the "CIMovation" project, which allocated funds to anyone in the organisation with a worthy concept, two of the museum’s Viking Age swords have been X-rayed, with both the results and a … Continue reading Ipswich Museum redisplaying a case in Anglo-Saxon galleries
Lisa Harris, Collections and Interpretation Manager of the Food Museum, explains... In February 2020, the Museum of East Anglian Life – now the Food Museum – was pleased to be awarded £99,200 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the restoration of Alton Watermill. Dating from at least the … Continue reading Restored Alton watermill due to open mid-2022
Lynne Ward tells us about how Laxfield Museum is coming out of the pandemic... Last year after Government restrictions were lifted, the Laxfield & District Museum welcomed their first visitors on Saturday 29th May and as there was a late start to the season, we deferred our usual closure in late … Continue reading Challenging times and positive outcomes for a small rural museum
Saxmundham Museum is now open for the new season. The Museum looks forwards to welcoming new visitors and old friends alike over the coming months. Our doors will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am – 1.00pm from now to the end of September. Why not pop in and see our … Continue reading Saxmundham Museum now open!
Stuart Grimwade of the Ipswich Maritime Trust writes: The latest Window Museum display celebrates the long history of the old dock railway. This was the key to the new Victorian Wet Dock and its associated industries’ economic success, and the means by which almost all cargo was transported until … Continue reading The Ipswich Dock Railway 1848-1992
Building on the success of the ‘People & Place’ exhibition, Aldeburgh Museum is hosting an exciting Archaeology Exhibition from 16th April throughout summer 2022. Celebrating local Anglo-Saxons, the exhibition will showcase extra-ordinary items from private collections and local detectorist … Continue reading New Archaeology Exhibition at Aldeburgh
Steve Bell at Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum gives the inside story on the museum's newest exhibit... On Thursday 17th March three volunteers set out from the museum for Wattisham Air Station. On arrival we checked in through security and waited for the low loader lorry to arrive. Bang on … Continue reading Firebird at Flixton – New exhibit at Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
Lowestoft Museum was delighted to open to the public again this summer and the joy of viewing museum collections up close was shared by both the volunteer team and visitors alike. Despite a shorter opening season, visitor numbers were month for month significantly higher than last year and shop … Continue reading Making Waves at Lowestoft Museum