Southwold Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest in Southwold

Amber Museum And Shop

A specially created museum to tell the story and history of amber, by Astrid and Robin Fournel, owners of the oldest and largest amber specialist retailer in the UK. ...


The Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room

The Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room was built in 1864 as a refuge for fishermen and mariners when not engaged at sea, as an endeavour to keep them out of the pubs and encourage them in Christian...


St Edmund's Church

The parish church of St. Edmund's (1460) was established on the site of a far older church dating from 1200. This splendid building is the main survivor of the once prosperous medieval town whic...


Southwold Museum

Southwold Museum has a collection of items relating to the natural history of Southwold by way of a pictorial display including photographs and artefacts.  The whole span of hist...


Southwold Lighthouse Tours

The lighthouse at Southwold has been an important landmark for years, a coastal mark for passing shipping that guides vessels info Southwold Harbour. The tour lasts 20 minutes. Opening subject t...


Gun Hill

On Gun Hill, overlooking the sea you can not fail to be impressed by the eighteen pound cannons. It is said these guns were given to the town in 1746 by the Royal Armouries, as a protection...


The Alfred Corry Museum, Southwold

The Alfred Corry Museum gives visitors an insight into the lives of the Southwold Lifeboat Crews from 1893 to 1918.It also covers the history of the 'Alfred Corry' herself, right up to th...


St Andrew's Church, Walberswick

St Andrew’s Church in Walberswick is arguably one of Suffolk’s most dramatic ruins. St Andrew’s was built to replace an older church about a mile away on marshes south of the modern village. T...


Dunwich Museum

The pretty village of Dunwich has a fascinating museum for all age groups; an interesting visit with welcoming and knowledgeable staff.It is open from April to October but do check the ...


Halesworth Airfield Museum

The Airfield in Halesworth was mainly used by the Americans for their base. Th 56th Fighter Group and the 489th Bomb Group stayed here during the war. Towards the end of the war and th...


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Other Historical Interest elsewhere in Suffolk

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was one of the leading composers for the twentieth century. The Red House in Aldeburgh is the home Britten shared with his...

Orford Ness Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Orford Lighthouse is one of the most iconic buildings on the Suffolk coast; seen from miles around it has, for centuries, guided sailors safely alo...

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is a 365-day helicopter emergency medical service serving the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suf...

East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft

East Anglia's premier working transport museum! East Anglia Transport Museum is the only place in Britain where visitors can not only view, but...

Leiston Abbey, Theberton

One of Suffolk's most impressive monastic ruins of a 14th-century abbey of Premonstratensian canons.  The Abbey, formerly k...

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston is situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, telling the story of more than 200 years of the...

Beccles And District Museum

The Beccles and District Museum is in an eighteenth century schoolhouse with a lovely outlook of the boatyards from the garden. The...

Lowestoft Maritime Museum

The flint cottage of Lowestoft Maritimes Museum has a surprise inside.The tiny entrance opens into a tardis-like series of ingeniously la...

Aldeburgh Museum, Aldeburgh

Housed within the old, timber-framed Moot Hall, one of Aldeburgh's most iconic and historically important buildings, the Aldeburgh Museum offers guest...

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

'Somerleyton Hall is widely regarded as one of the best examples of an archetypal Tudor-Jacobean mansion and one of the most beautiful stat...

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