390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum & The British Resistance Organisation Museum

Parham Airfield, Parham
Framlingham IP13 9AF


The 390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum is housed in an original wartime Control Tower. Associated Quonset (Nissen) Huts house The British Resistance Organisation Museum, Percy Kindred Library and tea room. Collections: Exhibits include a unique and rare collection of recovered WWII aircraft engines, parts of allied and German aircraft, uniforms, documents, photographs and memorabilia relevant to the U.S. 8th Air Force, RAF and the German Luftwaffe of WWII.

Abbey Visitor Centre

Samson's Tower
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RS


The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, and the shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

Aldeburgh Museum, The Moot Hall



16thC town hall which is a listed ancient building with a museum displaying items of local interest such as photographs and artefacts depicting life in Aldeburgh. The emphasis is on the fishing industry and the part played by the lifeboat and its crews.

Beccles & District Museum

Leman House, Ballygate
Beccles NR34 9ND


Leman House was probably built about 1570 and was completely restored and modernised in the 1760s. Originally it was a timber frame structure, much of which disappeared when the brick facades were added.

Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134, Bentwaters Parks
Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW


Museum is based in the United States Air Force (USAF) hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airbase which closed after the withdrawal of the USAF in 1993 and is believed to be the only such building open to the public in the UK and Europe. Visitors can experience the Cold War history with guides and talks about the operations of the base with detailed displays of the units stationed at both RAF Bentwaters and nearby RAF Woodbridge since WWII. Aircraft on display include English Electric Lightning, Hawker Hunter, BAC Jaguar, McDonnell Douglas Phantom & Harrier.

Brandon Heritage Centre

George Street
Brandon IP27 0BX


The Brandon Heritage Centre is a community-run independent museum with a permanent collection telling the story of Brandon from the Stone Age to the present day.

Bungay Museum

Council Offices, Broad Street
Bungay NR35 1EE


Bungay Museum is situated in two small rooms of the Waveney District Council Office. It was established in 1963, and displays items relating to the heritage, society and businesses of the town.

Christchurch Mansion

, Soane Street
Ipswich IP4 2BE


This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past boasting over 500 years of history. Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing and much more. Gaze at the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.

Clare Ancient House Museum

26 High Street, Clare
Sudbury CO10 8NY


Clare Ancient House is a Grade 1 Listed Building, dating in part to the 14th and, in part, the 15th century. It may have served as a shop, and has certainly been a bakery, a workhouse and a dwelling for the church sexton.

Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum

Clifford Road Primary School, Clifford Road
Ipswich IP4 1PJ


Hidden beneath a Suffolk school playground, among quiet residential streets, the shelter provides a vivid picture of life during World War Two. Hundreds of feet of substantial concrete tunnels were sealed up and forgotten in 1945. Thanks to their solid construction, they were in excellent condition when rediscovered over forty years later.

Dunwich Museum

St James' Street
Dunwich IP17 3EA


Dunwich Museum is the perfect history experience for all the family. It tells the amazing story of a city lost to the sea through the narrative of its collection and the knowledge of its welcoming staff.

East Anglia Transport Museum

Chapel Road, Carlton Colville
Lowestoft NR33 8BL


Here you can see a unique project; the creation of a museum of street transport designed to show the development of mechanical transport over the best part of a century. The essence of transport is movement, so we are building a living museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action, where half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and where visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the museum's streets.

East of England Military Museum

Littleheath, Barnham
Thetford IP24 2SY


The museum is on the area where the very first 75 tank crews trained in World War I. We have a full size replica WWI tank on display.

Felixstowe Museum

Viewpoint, Landguard Point
Felixstowe IP11 7JG


Felixstowe Museum houses 14 galleries displaying the military and social history of this popular seaside resort. Even the building is of historical interest as it was once a submarine mining establishment. Felixstowe Museum is managed by our team of friendly, dynamic volunteers who are always happy to help.

Halesworth & District Museum

The Railway Station
Halesworth IP19 8BZ


This museum run by volunteers is in the railway station and is packed with displays, useful information about local families and local history and award winning archaeology and geology displays.

Ipswich Museum

High Street
Ipswich IP1 3QH


This fascinating and unique museum gives you the opportunity to meet the famous woolly mammoth, the elegant towering giraffe and other wonderful curiosities from the natural world.

Ipswich Transport Museum

Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road
Ipswich IP3 9JD


The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

Lanman Museum

Framlingham Castle
Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP


Housed within Framlingham Castle, the collection is based round that of the late Harold Lanman. It includes artefacts relating to all aspects of daily life in the town over many centuries.

Lavenham Guildhall - National Trust

Market Place
Lavenham CO10 9QZ


Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in the country. Its famous blue cloth was exported across Europe and beyond. The village today is famed for its wealth of surviving timber-framed buildings, which make it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England.

Laxfield & District Museum

The Guildhall, High Street, Laxfield
Woodbridge IP13 8DU


The museum's collection includes early 20th century shop interiors together with window displays, artefacts, costumes; information on domestic life of the same period and the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, which terminated in Laxfield; farming and rural life in Suffolk; local 'field finds', including fossils; special exhibitions changed annually and displayed in the Marchant Room.

Little Hall Lavenham

Little Hall, Market Place
Lavenham CO10 9QZ


Step inside Little Hall, one of the oldest timberframed buildings in the best preserved of the Suffolk wool towns. Its history mirrors the changing fortunes of Lavenham. Built in the 1390s for the Causton family of clothiers, enlarged and improved in 1425-50, it was then 'modernised' in Tudor times by the addition of a fireplace and upper floor in the hall.

Long Shop Museum

Main Street
Lieston IP16 4ES


In the museum you will find a staggering collection of objects, ranging from full-size steam engines (the Richard Garrett & Sons engineering business made many hundreds of steam engines here) to touching mementoes of the lives of the working people of the town. The Long Shop itself - at the heart of the museum - is a Grade II* listed engineering workshop, thought to be one of the earliest purpose-built production lines in existence (made long before Henry Ford had the same idea.), and it's chock-full of fascinating exhibits.

Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Whapload Road
Lowestoft NR32 1XG


Lowestoft Maritime Museum is housed in a pretty flint cottage that sits between the North Sea and Lowestoft's Sparrow's Nest Park. The museum offers visitors an extensive series of displays, with many hands-on activities including lots for children and a small cinema where you can see wonderful archive film footage. If you haven't visited for a while, you'll be surprised to see how much there is.

Lowestoft Museum

Broad House, Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft NR33 9JR


Lowestoft Museum houses a collection of objects relating to the history of the area and its people, inside a grade 2 listed building situated within the grounds of Nicholas Everitt Park.

Mechanical Music Museum & Bygones

Blacksmith Road, Cotton
Nr Stowmarket IP14 1QN


Come visit a magical world where music was made not with computers or digital information but by mechanical movement. Our collection is literally an 'Aladdin's Cave' of musical items and memorabilia.

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Wetheringsett IP14 5PW


Railway museum with demonstration running line, restored Middy buildings (corrugated iron cladding), appropriate rolling stock (all carriages are Victorian), extensive archive of photographs with some documents and artefacts. Event days usually themed around aspect of the railway's life and history.

Mildenhall & District Museum

6 King Street, Mildenhall
Bury St Edmunds IP28 7ES


Perhaps our building looks just a little austere and foreboding, but it holds a wealth of antiquities and other riches from Mildenhall and surrounding areas. In pride of place is the 4th century Roman hoard known as the Mildenhall Treasure. The museum provides excellent resources for the study of history, both recent and ancient, for the schools in our area.

Moyse's Hall Museum

Bury St Edmunds IP33 1DX


Collections of local and social history alongside horology fine art and costumes housed in a rare example of 12th century Norman domestic architecture. Includes objects associated with the notorious Red Barn Murder. Also houses the Suffolk Regiment Gallery.

Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way
Stowmarket IP14 1DL


The museum of East Anglian Life sits in over 70 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside. The museum features historic buildings, farm animals, a nature walk and over 40,000 objects in its collection.

Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum

Buckaroo Way, The Street, Flixton
Bungay NR35 1NZ


East Anglia's Aviation Heritage Centre, incorporating the museums of 446th Bombardment Group, RAF Bomber Command, Royal Observer Corps, No. 6 Group, Air Sea Rescue & Coastal Command.

Orford Museum

Orford Castle
Orford IP12 2ND


Situated within Orford Castle, the museum includes some of the Orford Borough Regalia as well as archaeological finds from the surrounding area. These include rare coins, brooches and pottery dating from Roman and Anglo-Saxon times.

Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum

c/o White Wings, Ashen Road, Ovington
Sudbury CO10 8JX


We are a small, private collection of World War II memorabilia displayed in and around the old hospital buildings behind the U.S. 381st Bomb Group memorial. The site is dedicated to the brave men of the USAAF.

Rougham Tower Association

The Control Tower, Rougham Industrial Estate
Bury St Edmunds IP30 9XA


Rougham Airfield is situated a couple of miles east of Bury St Edmunds, UK and was home to the USAAF 322nd and 94th Bomb Groups during the Second World War. This airfield is one of the few wartime bases to retain its control tower into current times.

Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum

RNPS Association, Sparrow's Nest Gardens, Whapload Road
Lowestoft NR32 1XG


Thirty years after the end of World War 2 a handful of ex-members of the Royal Naval Patrol Service got together to form an Association to link not only those who had passed through HMS Europa, the stone frigate based at Sparrow's Nest Gardens, Lowestoft during the WW2 but also the widows of those who made the supreme sacrifice. The National Office and Museum are situated in Sparrow's Nest and a most attractive display of relics and memorablilia has been gathered together by members of the association who devote a great deal of their spare time in making this a unique and brightly-decorated meeting place.

Southwold Museum

9-11 Victoria Street
Southwold IP18 6HZ


Southwold's unique cottage museum is dedicated to the local and natural history of this corner of Suffolk. Owned and managed by the Southwold Historical Society, this tiny building houses an astonishing collection of objects, paintings, photographs, models and wildlife exhibits.

Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum

The Market Hill
Woodbridge IP12 4LU


The Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum is an exhibition devoted to the Suffolk Horse, more usually known as the Suffolk Punch breed of heavy working horse. The museum displays the history of the breed and its Society, the work of the blacksmith and the harness maker, the world of shows and showing, the work the horses did and the life of the horsemen.

Suffolk Regiment Museum, The

The Keep, Gibraltar Barracks, Newmarket Road
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3RN


The Suffolk Regiment Museum was established, in the Officers Mess, for the 250th Anniversary of the regiment in 1935. The first acquisitions were items which belonged to even older collections of badges, medals and uniform items which had been displayed in the Mess since before The Great War.

Sutton Hoo - National Trust

Tranmer House
Sutton Hoo IP12 3DJ


This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Come face to face with your ancestors and explore our award-winning exhibition, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword. Look inside the Edwardian house or enjoy the beautiful seasonal colours on our estate walks.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

Icklingham Road
West Stow, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG


West Stow is the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied 420 - 650AD. Today there is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the original settlement site, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and experience Anglo-Saxon houses as we imagine them to have been.

Woodbridge Museum

5A, Market Hill
Woodbridge IP12 4LP


There is a permanent exhibit complementing the Anglo-Saxon site at Sutton Hoo and another for Burrow Hill. Displays reflect the history and life of Woodbridge and its townspeople - including the Elizabethan lawyer and benefactor Thomas Seckford, the painter Thomas Churchyard and the translator Edward FitzGerald.

Woolpit & District Museum

The Institute, The Street
Woolpit IP30 9RF


The museum first opened in 1985 and is run by volunteers. Woolpit Museum is said to be the smallest in Suffolk.