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Southwold Museum and Historical Society

Closed Now: 14:00 - 16:00
Open today: 14:00 - 16:00
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A town’s history in one place….

This is a small museum which is free with donations encouraged – it is very understated charting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PeteD60
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Ware, United Kingdom
Well set out

A small museum that it very well set out and very interesting. There is no charge to enter but... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
filligirl
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Wales
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“free entry”(6 reviews)
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9-11 Victoria Street, Southwold IP18 6HZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum which is free with donations encouraged – it is very understated charting the role of Southwold as a seaside town and its range of industries plus the impact of its location on the Suffolk Coast during the wars such as...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A small museum that it very well set out and very interesting. There is no charge to enter but there is a box for donations which everyone should give. It is only open for limited hours so check before you go

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Spent 45 mins hear would have been more but we were on a parking bay x excellent for young kids too x very informative easy to find

Thank beentheredoneit2012
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Southwold Museum tells the history of the local community since early times and the story of the stalemate Battle of Sole Bay with the Dutch men-of War in 1672 is was an important event that portrayed the Duke of Newcastle as commander in chief of...More

Thank patrickcsmith3
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing little museum and an absolute must if you are interested in the history of Southwold and surrounding areas. The museum is open in the afternoon until 4 and the staff hugely knowledgeable. Very glad we popped in.

Thank Simbar60
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We enjoyed visiting this museum as lots of items to actively handle and touch. We was interested in finding out facts relating to Southwold in the war years and the museum didn't disappoint. We received a nice welcome on entering the museum and would recommend...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

What a little gem, so much stuff from historical uniforms to fossils found locally. Excellent digital archive and interactive computer displays and some of the items you can touch. Two lovely people were there who chatted to the kids and were very knowledgeable. We spent...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely little museum with a little bit of everything from flora and fauna to the great flood of Southwold! All in a historical building. You can easily spend a good hour inside.

Thank 60pennyc
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a must see the Saxon oars are unique and there is so much more , very cleverly designed to suit all ages there is so much here despite the small space , yet it’s not crowded exhibits are clear and easy to follow...More

Thank charleysaunt2015
Reviewed 2 July 2018

On a hot afternoon spotted museum open and popped in. A very well presented museum with interesting exhibits. Free entry with donation box on exit.

Thank jostony
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