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|FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|PO Box 50, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7JG|
Felixstowe Museum has 14 rooms displaying artefacts and memorabilia covering the long social and military history of this popular Suffolk resort and port from early Roman finds, Martello towers and experimental seaplane base to the development of the present container port. The museum is in the former submarine mining establishment adjacent to Landguard Fort, south-west of the town. Open Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until end of October plus Wednesdays from May to end of September. Light refreshments are available.
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|NATIONAL HORSERACING MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|99 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JH|
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Highlights include: the head of Persimmon, a great Royal Derby winner in 1896; a special display about Fred Archer, the late Victorian jockey who committed suicide, which features the pistol he used to take his life; and the colourful jackets of 'Prince Monolulu', the 1950's tipster. Schools and groups visiting the Museum can have fun and learn through our curriculum linked activities. A visit to the Museum is a must for local history study. Find out about Newmarket's past and how horse racing has shaped the town. Children aged 4-10 can try our Maths Trail as they go around the Museum galleries or can simply use our fun worksheets. Contact the Education Officer if there is something specific you would like to cover. Our gift shop stocks an imaginative range of horse racing gifts, many of which are unique to the Museum. There is an extensive range of prints featuring many international artists and a good selection of bronze resin sculptures. The Gift Shop is open all year round except for a short period in-between Christmas and New Year. The Museum Café serves morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. The garden provides a delightful place to eat in during the summer. The Café is available for special functions, including evening events.
Lavenham: The Guildhall of
Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9QZ
Tel: 01787 247646 E-mail:
Lavenham Guildhall Suffolk -
Tudor building in the
heart of a remarkably preserved small medieval
This early 16th-century timber-framed building
overlooks and dominates the town’s market
Inside are exhibitions on timber-framed
buildings, local history, farming and
industry, as well as the story of the medieval
woollen cloth trade.
There is an attractive walled garden with dye
plants, and 19th-century lock-up and mortuary.
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk,
Tel: 01394 389700 Fax:
Sutton Hoo mask Suffolk -
Anglo-Saxon royal burial site.
Sutton Hoo is the site of one of the most
important archaeological finds in this
On a spur of land rising above the River
Deben, one of several large mounds was
excavated in 1939, revealing the now famous
treasures, including a warrior’s helmet,
shield and gold ornaments in the remains of a
burial chamber of a 90ft ship.
The exhibition hall houses a full-size
reconstruction of the chamber and tells the
story of the site – described as ‘page one of
The burial mounds (500yds from visitor
facilities) form part of the 99ha (245 acre)
estate given to the National Trust by the
Annie Tranmer Charitable Trust in 1998.
East Anglia Transport
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft,
Suffolk, NR33 8BL
Tel: 01502 518459 Fax:
View and ride on all three principal forms
of public transport from the earlier part of the
East England Military Museum
Barnham, Thetford, Suffolk, IP24 2SY
Tel Info Line: 01842 890600
Tel Admin: 01842 890633
East of England Tank Museum specialise in
restoring, preserving and exhibiting historic
military vehicles from all over the world.
46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10
Tel: 01787 372958 Fax:
The birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, with the
largest display of the artists work as well as
Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL
Tel: 01986 873 064
Open Weekdays and Saturday from 11am to 5pm and
Sundays from 2-5pm with free admission,
Halesworth Gallery exhibits contemporary
paintings, mixed media, ceramics and sculptures
by local artists.
Museum of East Anglian
Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL
Tel: 01449 612229 Fax:
The history and natural world of East Anglia.
Woodland and riverside nature trails. East
Anglian crafts and traditional Gypsy culture.
Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle
and sheep. 15 restored historic
buildings and museum
West Stow Country Park and
The Visitor Centre, Icklingham Road, West Stow,
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HG
Tel: 01284 728718 Fax:
A reconstruction of the actual Anglo-Saxon
Village (c.420-650AD) on the site where the
remains of the original village were found. The
Country Park is a 52 hectare site complete with
car park, play area, visitor centre, shop and