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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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Atmospheric room

Walking into this small Reading Room you are surrounded by a huge collection of artefacts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LezliC
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St Neots, United Kingdom
Impressive collection of memorabilia

The reading room is basically one room with reading tables with current newspapers etc. The walls... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Ellen A
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Sailors Reading Room Sailors Reading Room East Cliff, Southwold IP18 6EL, England
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"maritime history"
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"daily papers"
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"newspapers to read"
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"small donation"
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"free attraction"
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"piece of history"
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"delightful place"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"little gem"
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"lovely atmosphere"
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"fishing industry"
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"lots of history"
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"memorabilia"
in 12 reviews
"seafaring"
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"photographs"
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"model"
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"ships"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into this small Reading Room you are surrounded by a huge collection of artefacts and memorabilia including photographs, model ships and books. Not very big but a must for those interested in all things nautical.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The reading room is basically one room with reading tables with current newspapers etc. The walls are choc full og sailor's memorabilia of all kinds, well put together and interesting both to get out of the sun and the rain. The visit need not take...More

1  Thank Ellen A
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing snapshot in time, as a small boy our son was fascinated by the models of the ships and the old photographs, I love the newspaper articles and the smell of wood.so much to see and so relaxing and right in the prom looking out...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you need a quiet time in a busy day, I recommend a visit to the reading room. Library quiet, and full of local history, you will be surprised by how long you spend in this delightful place.

1  Thank Alex D
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Southwold Sailors reading room is unlike any other place I have been to - it is a place frozen in time and yet strangely still relevant, (who does not want to relax away from the madness of the noisy modern World to read a...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Always been fascinated by what lies within. It is interesting if a bit fusty, with not all exhibits that well labelled. Excellent array of publications. In conjunction with those at Southwold Library you may not need to but any - but please don't nick them!...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

An interesting little place to visit. Packed full of nautical memoribillia. Its free to go in and there is plenty of seating to sit and read the books in there. Interesting to see how the family names and history of Southwold.

Thank gertie61
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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
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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
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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
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