Conservation Officer, Bob Entwistle, talks us through what his team has been doing to empty Ipswich Museum over the past few months: 'Ipswich Museum is in the throes of a redevelopment. For the redevelopment to take place we are having to move all the objects out of the museum to prepared temporary … Continue reading Ipswich Museum reports on mammoth decant
Bawdsey Radar Museum’s “Connections Project” secures funding
A new and exciting project, led by Bawdsey Radar Museum in collaboration with the University of Suffolk will be funded with a New Stories New Audiences grant provided by the Association of Independent Museums and the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). There are hundreds of fascinating personal … Continue reading Bawdsey Radar Museum’s “Connections Project” secures funding
Happy Anniversary to Aldeburgh Museum!
2022 marked the 110 year anniversary of Aldeburgh Museum. Established by Aldeburgh Literary Society in 1912 in a single room behind the Old International Stores in Aldeburgh High Street, it housed a mammoth tusk, stuffed birds and volumes of poetry and other items relating to George Crabbe as well … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Aldeburgh Museum!
‘We Have to Move On’ now on display at The Hold, Ipswich
In the summer of 2020, Suffolk Archives were offered a copy of a memoir written by Fritz Ball, a lawyer and musician who had been forced to flee from his native Berlin in 1939 by Nazi persecution. Separated from their three young sons, Fritz and his wife Eva travelled to England and eventually were … Continue reading ‘We Have to Move On’ now on display at The Hold, Ipswich
Grant will help Iron Age hoard stay intact, and local
A local hoard of Iron Age gold coins can now become a complete collection at Halesworth & District Museum thanks to support from the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. A £5,000 grant will support the purchase of 22 coins, which will take pride of place alongside 19 already … Continue reading Grant will help Iron Age hoard stay intact, and local
Ordnance dig discoveries at Parham Airfield Museum
After 77 years of farming and draining the airfield, Peter Kindred was amazed to find so much ordnance still needed to be removed before the construction of a solar park could begin: "The initial survey comprised a test run with a metal detecting boom on a low ground pressure vehicle which plotted … Continue reading Ordnance dig discoveries at Parham Airfield Museum
Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum adds new Weather Station
Tide Mill visitors, online and in person, can now see data and trends about weather, river temperature, tide height, humidity, air quality and visitor numbers. Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWan) technology has been developed through the Innovation Network, a Suffolk and Norfolk-wide initiative … Continue reading Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum adds new Weather Station
Do you have a WWII love story to tell?
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?
Art UK offers opportunities to expand audiences and increase revenue
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
Reflections on Volunteering from Bawdsey Radar Trust
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
Ipswich Museums project ‘Joy at the Job Centre’ goes countywide
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
NHRM awarded VisitEngland Gold Accolade again!
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!
Bawdsey Radar reflects on first season of VR experience
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
Alfred Corry model – a history
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
Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum modernises displays
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
Felixstowe History and Museum Society to welcome speaker on 9 November and 14 December
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
Gainsborough’s House due to reopen on 21 November
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
Moyse’s Hall relaunch annual movie exhibition
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
The Lettering Arts Trust pops up in Snape and Southwold
‘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’s new Micro Generator
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
Latest news from Walpole Old Chapel
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
Lincolne Letters inspire new display at Halesworth Museum
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
Suffolk Museum Award winners announced
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 – Come and climb the 360-foot tower (in Virtual Reality!)
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!)
Exciting new treasures for Halesworth
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