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Southwold Sailors' Reading Room

Sailors Reading Room Sailors Reading Room East Cliff, Southwold IP18 6EL, England
+44 1502 726097
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Wonderful free resource - not appreciated enough

Great for the history of Southwold, the importance of the sea, the fishing industry, the social... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
CATHERINE C
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LONDON
Quaint and cosy room

Lots to read and see. The room is packed with boating paraphernalia, you can just imagine the... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
anne h
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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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Sailors Reading Room Sailors Reading Room East Cliff, Southwold IP18 6EL, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great for the history of Southwold, the importance of the sea, the fishing industry, the social change, local geography. Lots of models, photographs and maps, so good for adults and kids. Free newspapers at the reading table for anyone to sit and read. A great...More

Thank CATHERINE C
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Lots to read and see. The room is packed with boating paraphernalia, you can just imagine the fishermen coming in to have a chat and read. Lots of information of days gone by. Lovely atmosphere. Admission is free with a box for donations

Thank anne h
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were in Southwold for a few days, and walking along the front, came across, the Southwold Sailor's Reading Room. There are Tables & Chairs, Books & Newspapers, Models of Ships, Figure Heads. All very interesting.

1  Thank Roger97544
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an amazing little place full of nautical memorabilia and human interest. In one small room you can spend hours just going back in time. All the organisers want in return is a small donation. Long may this room stay open.

1  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

One of Southwolds quaint old fashioned features. Some lovely photos and history about the tons fisherfolk.

Thank richardmK7956VE
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Delighted to find that as a powerchair user requiring flat access I could gain access no problem due to an excellent brick built ramp at the front, which I understand has been there for a good number of years. At the top of the ramp...More

Thank Jo901
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a walk in. It's free and you can donate should you wish. Lots of history and newspapers to read (up to date). Pictures and memorabilia of the sailors. Probably about 15-20mins is adequate but you could spend longer if you wished to read the...More

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

what a quaint and interesting historic building with lots of good facts to learn about. it even had daily papers which anyone can sit and read to while away an hour, nice touch

Thank lizcollop
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The reading room is a brilliant free attraction. Though small the reading room is crammed with maritime memorabilia with models of boats, figureheads and a host of fascinating photographs. Pity photography not allowed in he reading room but quite understandable (copy-rite reasons). Newspapers available to...More

Thank AlandAnC
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Its interesting to look around the reading room and image the characters of yesteryear using the place. Lots of pictures of them on the wall

Thank mikefogg
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