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This list of museums in Suffolk, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organisations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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The ListEdit

Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Aldeburgh Museum Image needed LHB Aldeburgh Suffolk Coastal Local website, located in the 16th century moot hall, local history, culture, trades, industry
Bardwell Windmill Image needed LHB Bardwell St Edmundsbury Mill Early 19th century tower windmill
Bawdsey Manor Bawdsey Manor - - 533542 Bawdsey Suffolk Coastal Military Features the Transmitter Block and "Magic Ear" exhibit about RAF Bawdsey and the radar activities during World War II and the Cold War
Beckles & District Museum Image needed LHB Beccles Waveney Local website, local history, culture
Bentwaters Cold War Museum War Operations Room, RAF Bentwaters Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Military History of RAF Bentwaters in World War II and the Cold War
Brandon Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Brandon Forest Heath Local information, local history, culture
Bungay Museum Image needed LHB Bungay Waveney Local website, local history, culture
Buttrum's Mill Buttrum's Mill, Woodbridge Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Mill Mid 19th century tower windmill
Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Image needed LHB Ipswich Ipswich History World War II underground air raid shelter with period supplies and artifacts
Dunwich Museum Image needed LHB [Dunwich Suffolk Coastal Local website, local history, culture, story of its decline due to coastal erosion
East Anglia Transport Museum Ex-Bournemouth-202 Carlton Colville Waveney Transportation Historic public transport vehicles including buses, trams and trolleybuses, a narrow gauge railway
Easton Farm Park Image needed LHB Easton Suffolk Coastal Farm website
Greene King Visitor Centre Image needed LHB Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury Food History, artifacts and shop of the brewery
Halesworth Museum Image needed LHB Halesworth Waveney Local website, local history
Herringfleet Windmill Herringfleet mill Herringfleet Waveney Mill Early 19th century smock windmill
HMS Ganges Museum Image needed LHB Bures Babergh Maritime website, history and artifacts from the HMS Ganges (shore establishment), a training ship
Ickworth House, Park & Garden Ickworth House 04 Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, country house with collections of paintings, portraits, Regency furniture, Huguenot silver and more, gardens and park
Ipswich Maritime Trust Window Museum Image needed LHB Ipswich Ipswich Maritime website, website, window exhibits of town's maritime heritage
Ipswich Museum Ipswich Museum Ipswich Ipswich Multiple Archaeology, Roman Britain and Ancient Egypt, local history, natural history, ethnography
Ipswich Transport Museum Carters Enviro400 Ipswich Ipswich Transportation Area transportation history, includes buses, trams, commercial vehicles, fire apparatus, mobile cranes, bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles, prams and wheelchairs, most locally manufactured
Lanman Museum Image needed LHB Framlingham Suffolk Coastal Local information, information, located at Framlingham Castle, local history, history of the castle, agriculture, social history
Lavenham Guildhall Image needed LHB Lavenham Babergh History website, operated by the National Trust, medieval guild hall with exhibits on the local cloth industry, farming and agriculture
Laxfield & District Museum Image needed LHB Laxfield Mid Suffolk Military information
Long Shop Museum Long Shop Museum, Leiston - - 184752 Leiston Suffolk Coastal Industry History of Richard Garrett & Sons a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, steam engines and trolleybuses.
Lowestoft Maritime Museum Image needed LHB Lowestoft Waveney Maritime website, website, maritime artifacts, ship models, marine art, fishing and fishing industry, activities with the Royal Navy in WW II, shipwrights and coopers tools
Lowestoft Museum Image needed LHB Lowestoft Waveney Local website, local history, 18th-century Lowestoft Porcelain, fossils, maritime heritage, industries, culture, social history
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum Image needed LHB Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Aviation website, history of RAF Martlesham Heath
Mechanical Music Museum at Cotton Image needed LHB Cotton Mid Suffolk Music website, collection of automatic musical instruments and cinema memorabilia, information
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum Falmouth Docks number 3 Middy Wetheringsett Mid Suffolk Railway Heritage railway and museum with locomotives, artifacts
Mincarlo Trawler Mincarlo, Lowestoft, 13th June 2009 (17) Lowestoft Waveney Maritime Sidewinder fishing trawler museum ship
Museum of East Anglian Life Eastbridge windpump Stowmarket Mid Suffolk Open air Agricultural history of East Anglia, includes Eastbridge Windpump, agriculture machinery, scenes from the 1950s including shops scenes, kitchens, living rooms and a Victorian schoolroom, blacksmith forge, trades, watermill, chapel, carpentry and engineering workshops, steam engines
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Gloster Javelin at Flixton Aviation Museum 1430588 56169334-by-Ashley-Dace Flixton Waveney Aviation website, historic aircraft, history of RAF Bungay and regimental collections of the units that served there, area aviation history, aviation history and artifacts from World War II
Orford Castle Orford Ness, Castle - - 28461 Orford Suffolk Coastal Historic house Operated by English Heritage, medieval castle keep, houses the Orford Museum's' exhibits of local archaeological artifacts, the castle's history and borough regalia
Pakenham Windmill Pakenham windmill Pakenham St Edmundsbury Mill Mid 19th century tower windmill
Parham Airfield Museum Image needed LHB Framlingham Suffolk Coastal Military History of the airfield's activities in World War II, in particular the 390th Bombardment Group and the British Resistance Organisation
Rougham Control Tower Museum Image needed LHB Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury Military website, restored World War two control tower and Quonset hut with exhibits and memorabilia of RAF Bury St Edmunds - Hold regular vintage events on site
Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum Image needed LHB Lowestoft Waveney Maritime website, website, history of the Royal Naval Patrol Service and their local activities in World War II
Saxtead Green Post Windmill Saxtead Green Windmill Framlingham Suffolk Coastal Mill Operated by English Heritage, 19th century post windmill
Southwold Lighthouse Southwold new Southwold Waveney Maritime Lighthouse museum
Southwold Museum Image needed LHB Southwold Waveney Local website, local history, natural history, geology, industries, railway, maritime heritage, archaeology
Suffolk Horse Museum Image needed LHB Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Equestrian website, history of the Suffolk Punch breed of draught horse
Suffolk Regiment Museum Image needed LHB Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury Military Regimental uniforms, weapons, artifacts and memorabilia
Thelnetham Windmill Thelnetham Windmill Thelnetham St Edmundsbury Mill Early 19th century tower windmill
Upthorpe Mill Upthorpe Mill, Stanton Stanton St Edmundsbury Mill Mid 18 th century post windmill
Woodbridge Museum Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Local information, local history, archaeology, trade, roads, housing, religion and education
Woodbridge Tide Mill Woodbridge Tide Mill (1) Woodbridge Suffolk Coastal Mill Operational tide mill
Woolpit Museum Image needed LHB Woolpit Mid Suffolk Local website, local history, brickmaking, located in a 17th century cottage

Defunct museumsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. BBC News, "Fears over print museum's future", February 19, 2004

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