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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Closes in 26 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Truly great small museum

We were greeted by friendly volunteers, who took time to introduce the museum. There was much of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard W
Local history

An absolute gem of a place which is totally dedicated to Lowestoft maritime history. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suzanne p
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Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
+44 1502 561963
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All reviews fishing industry sparrows nest model boats herring fishing small entrance fee vhf radio interesting experience fishing history a small gift shop small building exhibits showing local fishing brought back memories beautiful park on display run by volunteers staff were helpful
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by friendly volunteers, who took time to introduce the museum. There was much of interest, and really well laid out and presented - to professional standards. We spent a couple of hours here, and could easily have spent more. We visit many...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute gem of a place which is totally dedicated to Lowestoft maritime history. Well worth the visit.

Thank suzanne p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum run by friendly staff. This has been on our radar for some time now and we are so glad we went.

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous museum. Vastly underpriced. Taking up the ground floor of a building this museum is packed full with information, pictures, models and artefacts relating to the local maritime world. And you can touch many of the items on display. Cannot recommend this venue highly...More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here during our holiday in Southwold. The museum looks very small and for your £2 entry fee, you’re really not expecting much. However, you’d be wrong! The museum has a huge amount of objects, information, memorabilia and amazing things to...More

1  Thank RooBurton_on_Trent
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We were looking for something to do in the rain, and the reviews on here lead us to play this museum a visit. We were not disappointed, despite its small size it was rammed with things to see. We kept realising we had missed items...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great little war and Lowestoft museum very friendly staff running it we'll worth a visit if it's a raining day (happens slot ) lol

Thank sparky59Suffolk
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Lowestoft for 3 years now and never knew it was there , the volunteers were local and had lived in Lowestoft all their lives , it was quite interesting to see how the town was years ago and how the fishing...More

Thank janwyer54
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In a great place sparrows nest Easy parking.Small entrance fee.The place is well laid out with really interesting photos and objects off the fishing sadly no longer! People have great knowledge and able to answer many questions .easy spend over hour going round the many...More

Thank jack o o
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A very informative and interesting experience It tells you a lot you did not know and even better what you thought you knew but was wrong

Thank JethrotheMutant
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29 August 2017|
Response from Roy H | Property representative |
The museum is wheelchair friendly so it would all depend on the size of the scooter.
jayne h
3 June 2016|
Response from Phil E | Reviewed this property |
Only two pounds each for adults and one each for oaps