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Fascinating.

A 'must' if you are visiting this area. Although small, it is packed with history & we certainly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
millie309
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Derby, United Kingdom
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The museum is housed in a little building near the Ship Inn pub on the main road in Dunwich. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cath b
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 'must' if you are visiting this area. Although small, it is packed with history & we certainly never knew how this once bustling place was reduced to its present size.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is housed in a little building near the Ship Inn pub on the main road in Dunwich. There are exhibits on both floors with a lift and interactive displays. The volunteer was very friendly and informative - we learned a lot about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cath b
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing little find to get a full Picture of the local history. Very informative volunteers. There’s some interactive displays and a short video. “Dressing up” for younger visitors. Entrance by donation. Having not visited in a previous local visit I wish I had. Gives a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

A model of a small local museum. Interesting, revealing, informative, it covers millennia and the contemporary, geology and natural history, local history and politics, sea-faring and trading - and the sad demise of an historic and significant town of great power. A range of visuals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CambridgeNic
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Looking at this from the outside you might, as I did (I'm ashamed to admit) not have very high expectations of this museum. How very wrong can I be. It's really interesting, well laid out and easy to understand. Well worthy of a town that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Dunwich is worth visiting anyway what with the fish and chips at Floras and the cream teas at Dingle hills tea rooms but the museum and the remains of the churches and cliffs still remaining it makes for a good day out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Helpful, clear history displays. Lovely collections of local archaeological finds. Amazing to think it would have been such a major town and port centuries back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I don't usually visit tourist museums, I find mostly they are spending stations for tourist's, but Dunwich has really put a lot of effort and created a fascinating place of interest and knowledge I to theirs, I even brought a few things, which is extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We could so easily have missed this, but are glad we didn't. There is so much information here. It was fascinating to find out not only about the history of the town that has disappeared into the sea, but also Dulwich's history as a rotten...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnTManchester
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you want to know what a local, community based museum should be then this is it. Well set out, good displays and in our case a well informed attendant. Coastal erosion in not a phenonium of global warming and the displays shown this in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Just looked on website No dogs allowed.
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