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
It is 10 years since Long Melford welcomed the Mayavision film company to the village to film an episode of BBC's the Great British Story presented by Historian Michael Wood and Archaeologist Carenza Lewis. At the time local residents Rob Simpson and John Nunn were invited to be the film companies … Continue reading Reminiscing on the origins of Long Melford Heritage Centre
Walpole Old Chapel (www.walpolepoldchapel.org) and Halesworth and District Museum (www.halesworthmuseum.org.uk) recently signed a partnership agreement to work collaboratively on projects of mutual interest to protect, conserve and promote our local heritage. One of the first exciting projects … Continue reading Exciting New Partnership Project at Halesworth Museum
Conor Welham, Digital Collections Trainee on the Transforming People to Transform Museums traineeship programme, talks about the contemporary collecting that's been going on at Ipswich Museum. It’s no secret that there has been a devastating and world-changing pandemic that has been affecting us … Continue reading Winter Contemporary Collecting
Santa Specials return for Christmas at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum. They are a magical Christmas treat for children up to 10 years old; a trip on the Mid Suffolk Light Railway Santa Special is not to be missed... Steam trains run from Brockford Station to ‘North Pole Halt’, for an … Continue reading Return of the Santa Specials
After a long trajectory from lift off to final approach, the new kitchen module has arrived at The Long Shop Museum! The prefabricated building came to rest on its footings in the museum garden at 18:50 on the 20th September. It is not expected to make a return journey. The crew now has a … Continue reading Touch Down! The Kitchen Has Landed
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall will be sharing the untold stories of their unique Royal Observer Corps Operations Room, at their 'Ration Books to Rock'n'Roll' exhibition which will run from Friday 25th March to Sunday 10th April 2022. The Royal Observer Corps was a civil defence organisation which … Continue reading Ration Books to Rock’n’Roll’
Our Story of Saxmundham, a newly published book, describes how the East Suffolk town has grown over the centuries, from its earliest beginnings as a small Saxon settlement, to its emergence as a thriving market town and its continued development as an important East Suffolk hub. A … Continue reading Our Story of Saxmundham
The Lanman Museum located in Framlingham castle, has for many years held a collection of glass plate negatives by John Self. He provided the museum with a comprehensive record of the town in the period around 1900. The Suffolk Record Office digitised all the glass negatives in 2018, making them … Continue reading Framlingham, a Tour Through Time
Steve Bell at Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museums tells us about some of opportunities the museum has taken advantage of over the past year and a half. It's strange, sometimes unusual benefit comes from strange sources. I'm guessing that the recent pandemic has been a thorn in all of our sides, … Continue reading The Numbers Game
Taff Gillingham at Great War Huts talks about some of the accomplishments the museum has made over the last few months, including the success of the 'Drawers for Wars' exhibition. Here at Brook Farm Camp the enforced inactivity caused by the pandemic gave us the opportunity to progress with many … Continue reading News from Great War Huts