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Suffolk Museums

Suffolk, UK

Suffolk is home to more than 60 museums!

Suffolk’s museums are housed in some fascinating places too. They reside in castles, cottages, in moot halls, wartime airfields, in a Victorian engineering works and at a railway station. They are also home to stunning outdoor spaces, including walled gardens, country parks, courtyards and meadowlands.

Opening hours vary and it is always advisable to check for individual museum's details when planning a visit.

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Other things to do nearby

31st Mar, 10:30am - 1st Apr, 4:30pm

Easter Steam Up & Bunny Hunt at the Mid-Suffolk Railway

This will be the first big weekend of the 2024 season at The Middy, Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway.

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26th May, 10:30am - 27th May, 4:30pm

Middy in the 1940s at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Middy in the 1940s brings history alive and makes a great day out for families and enthusiasts alike – an exhibition of how it was in those extraordinary end of war days. Including, of course, steam train rides in veteran Great Eastern Railway 4-wheel coaches.

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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Suffolk’s only standard gauge heritage railway.

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11th Nov - 10th Mar

In View: Rebecca Salter at Gainsborough’s House

Rebecca Salter PRA is an outstanding British artist who, in 2019, was elected as the first female President of the Royal Academy in London. She is also, by association, President of Gainsborough’s House.

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11th Nov - 10th Mar

James Gillray: Characters in Caricature at Gainsborough’s House

James Gillray (1756–1815) was Georgian Britain’s funniest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist.

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Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House is the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–88). 

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Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

Fresh air, plenty of space and a wonderful home to over 80 stunning owls and birds of prey from around the world.

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Bike Art

Breathe in the natural beauty of the unique Brecks landscape in Thetford Forest. Explore by bike on 40 miles of traffic free marked trails, providing safe cycling for families and access to more challenging terrain for experts.

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High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge is a leisure & hospitality destination offering outdoor Sporting activities which include Clay Shooting, Archery, Air Rifle & Fishing.

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