The pretty village of Dunwich has a fascinating museum for all age groups; an interesting visit with welcoming and knowledgeable staff.

The Museum documents the amazing story about a city in its prime that was lost to the sea. The exhibits span Roman, Saxon, Medieval, Elizabethan, Jacobean Georgian and Victorian periods.

In the 11th Century it was the 10th largest place in England with a crusader port, a naval base, and a religious centre with several big churches, monasteries, hospitals, impressive public buildings and even a mint.

There are the remains of the 13th century Franciscan friary on the cliff edge and Leper Hospital chapel in the churchyard still today.

Open from April to October the museum is well worth a visit and entirely run by volunteers. A gem of a place.

St James’s St