Suffolk Coast Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest on the Suffolk Coast

The Museum Of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

A fascinating day out for all the family; the Museum of East Anglian Life is set on a beautiful 75 acres site close to Stowmarket, and includes 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails and a...


Bridge Cottage, Flatford

Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures, for example, the Hay Wain or Boatbuilding nea...


Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill,  a Grade I listed 18th century watermill built in 1733, sits on the River Stour, offering visitors of all ages a much sought-after sense of tranquilty to complement...


The Parish Church Of St. Mary The Virgin

For over 1000 years, Christians have worshipped on this site in East Bergholt - the church dates roughly back from 1350 to 1550.Late perpedicular in style, of stone and brick fragments fr...


Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum And Gardens

Castle House, an elegant country house in Dedham, was the home, studio and grounds where Sir Alfred Munnings lived and painted for 40 years. Today it is open to the public, with a large collecti...


Thorington Hall, Stoke By Nayland

Thorington Hall is one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk.Building phases determine its unusual shape and it may also be because adjoining buildings have since been demolished. T...


Pakenham Watermill, Nr Bury St Edmunds

Dating back to the 18th century, this is the last working watermill in Suffolk. It has been in the same place, a Domesday site, for almost a thousand year, where millers have been using the...


Hollytrees Museum, Colchester

Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years.Meet many different characters from the past and exper...


Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester is the largest Norman keep in Europe. It now houses a museum, offering hands-on activities and tours of the Roman vaults, castle roof and Norman chapel, with wonderful displays of the...


Natural History Museum, Colchester

A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884?&nb...


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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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