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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
+44 1502 561963
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An absolute gem of a museum - deservedly No.1 locally

This small (but perfectly formed!) museum, punches above its weight in many areas. For example... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PeterT32
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Very Interesting Museum

We spent an interesting few hours looking around this museum. The staff were very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roverlass
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
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+44 1502 561963
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"fishing industry"
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"sparrows nest"
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"model boats"
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"herring fishing"
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"interesting things"
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"boat building"
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"fishing history"
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"a small gift shop"
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"small building"
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"exhibits showing"
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"local fishing"
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"run by volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"staff were very friendly"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small (but perfectly formed!) museum, punches above its weight in many areas. For example, each picture or artifact has a short explanation giving information in a succinct way that doesn't go in to too much detail. The museum is divided into logical sections -...More

Thank PeterT32
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an interesting few hours looking around this museum. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is amazing to see the maritime history of Lowestoft. Well worth a visit.

Thank Roverlass
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Plenty of exhibits showing the history of the Lowestoft fishing boats and fisher families also the other maritime development over many years

Thank Jenny4774
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wonderfully staffed by a knowledgeable and helpful volunteer crew, this museum has a wealth of maritime related information. Highlight include the Scottish herring girls, various hands on exhibits and some beautiful models of wherries and trawlers. Definitely a must-see!

Thank DorisandGeorge
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Have not been to vist in a while but so galad we went a lot has changed the Museum is now bigger and better very well set out to guide you round the Maritime history of lowestoft great displays and well set out with friendly...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I popped in very well organized pleasant people helpfully.with n a play area park with good restraint infrequent and cafe on site

Thank nanhort
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

So much to see in this museum. Tradition of Lowestoft's huge fishing industry in the early 40's 50's 60's. Also links with the Hovercraft designer Cristopher Cockrell.

Thank woodchat
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited with my wife. We were made very welcome upon entering and given an explanation of how best to enjoy our visit. The museum is full of really interesting information and pictures about the history of the town. Too much to take in in one...More

Thank Tim60157
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

just something to see and remember why we are here today and what so many had to go through in the war at sea

Thank mavrick133660932
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place to visit Plenty to see The films are very good all about Lowestoft fishing and some great photo's

Thank Marge75115
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nessy1954
29 August 2017|
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The museum is wheelchair friendly so it would all depend on the size of the scooter.
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jayne h
3 June 2016|
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Response from Phil E | Reviewed this property |
Only two pounds each for adults and one each for oaps
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