Suffolk Coast Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest on the Suffolk Coast

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...


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...


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...


The Red House Minibus

From Friday 22nd July to Wednesday 31st August, Tuesdays to Saturdays only, there will be a minibus service to


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 guests a chance to learn more about the fascinating his...


Vintage Bus Service, Aldeburgh And Thorpeness

A vintage bus service has been established to ferry people between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, running from Wednesday 27th July to Tuesday 30th August on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.


The Martello Tower, Aldeburgh

In the early nineteenth century, the windswept coast of Suffolk was home to a number of unusual construction projects. Although the combined fleets of France and Spain had been defeated at 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...


Orford Church

A Grade 1 Listed building, Orford Church's grandeur demonstrates the importance this thriving seaport once had, before the shingle spit of Orford Ness separated the town from the sea. ...


Suffolk Underwater Studies, Orford

This museum has been operating for 36 years and exhibits erosion, deposition and archaeology discoveries of the Suffolk coastline and offshore. A lovely museum to visit that had wond...


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Other Historical Interest elsewhere in Suffolk

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Side view of the house and music studio Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. The Red House is the home Britten shared with his p...

Aldeburgh Vintage Bus Service

On Wednesday 26th July Aldeburgh got a new bus service – with a difference!Ermintrude, an 88 year-old single-deck bus norma...

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...

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 m...

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...

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 to...

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...

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...

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...

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