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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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A wonderfully authentic taste of another age

The Southwold Sailors reading room is unlike any other place I have been to - it is a place frozen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carlstan
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London, England
refuge on a cold and stormy day

Always been fascinated by what lies within. It is interesting if a bit fusty, with not all... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
howardjacks
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Southwold, United Kingdom
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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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"brave men"
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"model boats"
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"small donation"
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"free attraction"
in 2 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"their lives"
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"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"little gem"
in 4 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
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"lots of history"
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"fishing industry"
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"memorabilia"
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"seafaring"
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"photographs"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Carlstan
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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

Thank howardjacks
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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.

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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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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
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

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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
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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
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