East Suffolk

Properties and events in East Suffolk

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A Common Thread

Community Centre, Old Grammar Lane, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1PU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The connections of the river to Bungay depicted in a new textile project.

A guided tour of the museum with the curator

Leman House, 28 Ballygate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9ND
In person
Pre-booking required

An opportunity to be shown around the museum by the curator.

A Medieval Coaching Inn: New Inn open days

New Inn, Peasenhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2JE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Open to the public for the first time in several years, join us to explore New Inn on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September 2024. We are opening this building in association with Heritage Open Days.

A walk along historic Ballygate

Bell Tower, St Michael's Church (starting point), The Walk, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HE
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk along Ballygate, one of Beccles' ancient streets.

Aldeburgh Museum

Moot Hall, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5DS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Housed in the iconic Grade 1 Listed, timber framed, Tudor Moot Hall and home of the Town Council, the museum displays artefacts about the rich and diverse history of Aldeburgh from the Anglo-Saxons to today, through digital and manual displays.

Bawdsey Radar Museum

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3BA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The first World War 2 operational RADAR station. Visit us to find out more.

Beccles Bell Tower

New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the historic detached Beccles Bell Tower.

Beccles Public Hall

Smallgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AD
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Beccles Public Hall

Beccles: the first 500 years, 950 - 1450

Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Local historian Dr Barry Darch will present an illustrated talk about how Beccles began and developed up to the mid 15th century.

Book Binding from he 15th Century - Fisher Theatre

Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bungay's printing heritage from the 1700s is being relived with a hands on demonstration

Book Binding from the 15th Century - Town Hall

Bungay Town Hall, 1A Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bungay's printing heritage from the 1700's is being relived with a hands on demonstration

Bungay and the History and Demise of the Railway

Riverside, Staithe Road, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Display and history of Bungay's railway. Demonstrations and hands on exhibits

Children's activity Beccles and District Museum

Leman House, 28 Ballygate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Children's activities will be provided, as well as the usual exhibitions for adults and children to enjoy - and a special exhibition on Toft Monks..

Children's activity: Build Beccles Through the Ages - with Lego

Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy using Lego to build part of the history of Beccles

Coffee Concert

Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4BW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Concert with refreshments before and afterwards

Communicating local history through music

12 Trinity Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Local musicians spreading history through music. Held in a Saxon. Part of a weekend of Folk Music.

East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL
In person
Pre-booking not required

East Anglia's premier working transport museum is opening its doors again for free, for one day this year!

Heritage Skills Market

Triangle Market, St Peter's Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A day of learning about and experiencing a range of heritage skills, delivered my local traders.

Historical Importance of the River Waveney to Bungay

Riverside, Staithe Road, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bungay, known as Little London in the late 1800s, was a major trader and textile producer. The river gradually became un-navigable which led to loss of trade for Bungay. There will be displays, talks and 'hands on' exhibits.

How far would you travel for your faith?

Halesworth Road, Walpole, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are creating a map, based on the first edition of the OS 1” to show how far people had to travel to worship at the oldest Independent Chapel in the county, as there was nowhere else for them to go. We are using our Baptism Records dated 1706-1835,