Suffolk Coast Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest on the Suffolk Coast

Mid Suffolk Light Railway And Museum, Wetheringsett

The Mid Suffolk light railway was established in the Edwardian era in an attempt to give access to remote parts of the country to market towns and cities. Today a section of the ligh...


Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Christchurch Park was the first public park in Ipswich, opening in 1895. It extends over 33 hectares of picturesque grounds right in the heart of the town. The Park is a designated County W...


Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Discover 500 years of history in this Tudor gem. Today the Mansion houses period rooms in illustrating changes in style from the 16th to the 19th century.See Tudor state chambers, 18...


Ipswich Museum

Explore Ipswich's past with stories that will inspire you. This fascinating, unusual musuem means that you will meet the famous giant woolly mammoth, the elegant towering giraffe and other weird...


Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a Norman Foster building where you can see brilliant art work for free.With a cafe and restaurant you can easily make this a lengthly visit to ensu...


Harwich Maritime Museum

Situated within a disused lighthouse, the Harwich Maritime Museum features specialised displays on the Royal Navy and commercial shipping. Open daily from May through to the end of A...


Harwich Redoubt Fort

This circular fort was built between 1808-10 to defend Harwich harbour against Napoleonic invasion. It was constructed on a hill, by French prisoners of war, to allow views in all direction...


Bressingham Steam And Gardens

The Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for horticultural excellence. The gardens at Bressingham cover nearly 20 acres, and contain 8000 species. A truly tranquil place for relaxing...


Wymondham Abbey

Founded as a priory in 1107, Wymondham Abbey began as a community of Benedictine monks. It was raised to the status of an Abbey ninety years before its suppression.The building was on...


Manningtree Museum

The museum puts on two exhibitions a year, on top of the permanent items and photographs relating to the heritage of Manningtree, Mistley, Lawford and district. Free admission. Donati...


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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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