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Frog Cottage is a 1 bedroom one storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 2 and is located in Ipswich, East England. This property does not allow pets. Prices range from £263 to £513 per week and the accommodation has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10.. Local to Nacton, Bucklesham, Martlesham, Chelmondiston, Playford
A perfect, get away from it all, country hideaway. This truly delightful little cottage, with its full length sitting room window framing the lush surroundings, offers comfort, peace and relaxation. Adjoining the owners’ home on their working arable farm, it also enjoys shared use of an acre of lovely garden complete with ponds and over 20 species of old roses. With easy walking and wildlife on the doorstep, it sits a short drive from the lively market towns of Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Framlingham and Woodbridge (with its marina), historical sites, Sutton Hoo, the coast, Aldeburgh, Southwold, bird reserves including RSPB Minsmere and picturesque villages. It is within walking distance of nationally renowned gardens at Helmingham Hall. The area offers food ranging from pub meals to award-winning restaurants. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.
Food from the oceans is very popular at this well established restaurant. Dedicated and friendly staff serve a good range of interesting fish dishes as well as a wide selection of meat, poultry and game.
Seamanlike precision translates very easily it seems into the all-important area of the galley of this floating French brasserie. Moored in the marina, Mariners takes full advantage of the ready availability of excellent local produce. An absolute must!
At over 500 years old this is a lovely pub within the beautiful town of Diss. Enjoy delicious food or just a drink and relax within wonderful surroundings. Have a night out and watch the fabulous live events often playing at the Cock Inn.
Join the Lady Florence for a relaxing cruise cruise on the Rivers Alde and Ore. Start your day with panache on a cruise lasting two and half hours during which an American style or champagne brunch is served. Or perhaps pick the evening cruise, on which you will be served a delicious dinner, whilst you relax on the river.
This splendid French-style restaurant specialises in delicious fish dishes, although carnivores are not completely overlooked and the menu carries a section rather grimly entitled 'Butcher's Corner'.
Home to its own brewery, St Peter's Hall is housed in a former monastery, serving a weekly changing menu that is uncomplicated and very dependent upon local produce, some grown in the surrounding gardens. Surely the former occupants would have thoroughly approved.
The Lemon Tree is set in the heart of Colchester and with its good food and professional and friendly team offers very pleasant informal dining.
With over 60 owls and birds of prey and free flight demonstrations as well as red squirrels, a woodland walk and songbird hide, this sanctuary is well worth a visit. Activities for children include a quiz trail, mini maze and play area.
There is always lots to do on the Farm, with daily pony rides, pat-a-pet, meeting Major, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel train rides, pony and cart rides (and harnessing), lamb feeding and pig feeding.
Jimmy?s Farm is a great day out for all the family. There is a nature trail, adventure playground, working farm, shops, butchery, café, garden shop and much more. They also run educational courses for children in the school holidays. (wheelchairs are welcome, but it is a working farm with muddy conditions)
With an impressive collection of working locomotives and a fabulous 20 acres of gardens housing 8,000 species this is a great family day out! Take part in a steam journey and choose from 4 different journeys. Dad's Army fans will be in their element as this is the official home to the 'Dad's Army Appreciation Society' therefore offering many exhibits.
A well established family entertainment park on the Felixstowe seafront, with something for all the family, including an amusement arcade, children's theme park, indoor crazy golf, a Sunday market, pool and snooker, 10-pin bowling, bars and cafes.
Specialising in the work of artists with an East Anglian connection, The Halesworth Art Gallery aims to 'exhibit modern painting and sculpture of the highest possible standard on a non-profit-making basis and for the general enjoyment for all'.
Innovative enclosures set amongst 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens provide sanctuary for almost 1,000 animals from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to shire horses. Educational animal feeding talks and thrilling Birds of Prey displays also feature.
Walton Pier has a whole host of rides and attractions for children as well as Pirate Pete's Adventure Land.
The high speed boat tours of Solebay offer a hugely popular adrenaline rush but on the quieter river trips you can spot marsh harriers, heron, osprey and many types of wading birds, both resident and migratory.
To see over 260 species of animals Colchester Zoo is your place. Winner of the 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year' award you will be certain to enjoy your visit! Say hello to the penguins, Komodo Dragons, tigers and many more and watch over 50 displays. Kids will love the undercover soft play area and 4 outdoor adventure parks.
Melsop farm has special handling areas for some of its wonderful collection of animals of all sizes, shapes and colours. Clown shows and other exciting events are held throughout the season.
There are plenty of daily feeding talks and animal encounter sessions, magnificent Birds of Prey display and free safari road train tours around the Park with live commentary on some of the animals you will meet. (No service dogs allowed so as not to cause distress to the animals)
Go Ape at Thetford gives the ultimate in outdoor fun and adventure up amongst the trees. It is located off the beaten track, in the heart of a pine forest that covers 50,000 acres offering ample space and thirty miles of bike and cycle trails, for your use, so don't forget to explore the forest whilst here. There is so much on offer, with a Segway experience, Tarzan Swing, Alpine Zip, Treetop Adventures, there is one to suit both little and bigger adventurers. Safety is paramount and a briefing and run down on the equipment is given before you start your activity, as well as a practise sessions before you head off. They provide all equipment and it is in excellent order and well maintained. The staff are great, so friendly, professional, patient and enthusiastic. There are activities to cater to all age groups making it an ideal family day out, if you take the children here, they will love you. It is well organised and run so your day will go smoothly. Go Ape at Thetford offers a unique experience, complete with fun, laughs and excitement and plenty of challenges and obstacles to overcome but the result is a sense of achievement and satisfaction as well as a memorable experience for all who take part. You will certainly want to return again to maybe try some other activity, highly recommended.
A delightful family resort with lots to see and do. Try your hand at some crazy golf or have fun on the boating lake. With exceptional views of Harwich, historic streets and some cute local seals there is something for everyone at Dovercourt.
Dunwich beach is run and maintained by the National Trust in this beautiful and remote part of Suffolk. There are some extremely fine walks to be had on the wild heathland and local wildlife can be found in abundance. There's also a great fish and chip café by the beach and a village pub.
Walberswick is a quiet beach popular with families, and makes an interesting change from Southwold. If sunbathing and beach activities should pall, then there's the popular pastime of crabbing nearby. Just catch the 'ferry' from Southwold Harbour or drive down there yourself and purchase the catch of the day.
A wonderful Suffolk beach, with golden sands perfect for sandcastles and sunbathing. Take a dip in the water and visit the old lighthouse, before getting some fish and chips. With an excellent pier, complete with old fashioned amusements and the more traditional arcade games, there is something for everyone. The beach is a regular winner of the acclaimed 'Blue Flag' award, its golden sands perfect for lazy summer days or brisk winter walks.
Kessingland is home to a lovely stretch of the Suffolk coastline. Remote and often quiet it is a perfect area to while away the hours. It is also ideally located between Lowestoft and Southwold, which boasts a charming pier with excellent arcade games.
A fairly hilly route on mainly country roads. It would take an average rider approximately 2 hours to complete it as it is just over 21 miles.
As you'd expect from Norfolk, this route is fairly flat until you reach the surprisingly hilly city of Norwich. Quiet roads and country lanes wind across the county passed some lovely countryside. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the Norfolk broads.
Walk along the Waveney Valley for just under 7 miles and soak up some of the local history and culture. Beginning at Geldston, a village that has been there since Roman times and ending at the lovely little market town of Beccles.
Ride through the little parishes south of Norwich, look out for the plentiful local wildlife and admire the lovely countryside. Ride through the delightful village of Brooke with its old worldly features, keep an eye out for a sculpture or two in Bergh Apton and soak up the lovely village atmosphere in the Saxlinghams.
This is a gentle walk of about 4 miles that will probably last roughly 2 hours. Walking the River Chet, one of the quietest Broadland rivers, is a particularly rewarding for those who enjoy spotting wildlife or simply delight in the countryside.
Set in the heart of Thetford forest, Bike-Art is in the perfect location surrounded by thousand of acres of dedicated cycle paths. With a variety of trails for differing abilities there will be something to suit everyone.
Begin and end at Haddiscoe Bridge on this circular walk in Norfolk. Watch out for windmills and Roman remains.
This purpose built indoor race track offers all the challenges of a full size racing circuit plus all the comforts of an indoor venue.
A great place to keep fit on holiday. This centre has a 25 metre swimming pool and gym, along with numerous classes including, Ab?s, Back and Flex and Aqua Aerobics.
These six fishing lakes otherwise known as the Weybread Pits sit on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Day tickets can be purchased from the local post office.
Why stand by looking at the water when you can go out and enjoy it? Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre offers many ways to experience life on the gently rippling tides. Royal Yachting Association courses are offered and include dinghy sailing and power boating. Programmes are available for all age groups with specialised courses in safety and coaching.
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club is was established in 1880, making it one of the oldest courses in the country, and has a long and esteemed history and continues to be a prosperous golf community where you will also receive a warm and friendly welcome. It contains a genuine 18 hole links course, the Martello course and the 9 hole, Kingsfleet course, they are located next to the sea and have fantastic views over the East Anglian coast and Deben River. This rolling course is suitable to all level of golfer and offers a number of challenges, from the testing borrows on the green, deep bunkers, tight fairways, unforgiving rough and the constant presence of winds from the coast. The course is in superb condition, fairways are good and the greens are receptive and fast, with a nice mix of holes. Staff throughout are excellent, friendly, professional and really helpful, they really enhance the overall experience of playing here. The clubhouse is warm and welcoming with excellent amenities, and the food they serve is excellent, well cooked and presented and superb value for money. Felixstowe Ferry Gold Club is a true traditional course with excellent clubhouse and staff and offers a great game of golf at very competitive prices a must if you are in the area, highly recommended.
Carp and general coarse fishing is available at Heartsmere lake, one of the cluster of small lakes that makes up Waveney Valley Lakes.
This 25 x 50m roller skating rink is claimed to be the finest roller skating surface in Europe. Equipment hire, refreshments and quasar game section also available.
Hall Farm is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for rescued horses and ponies. You can meet the horses being cared for and enjoy a guided tour around the stables and yard. Activities include paddock walks.
Run by Richard Lock, an ex racer, this group of friendly and enthusiastic people create a great racing experience for all ages. The team will keep you safe but make sure that you have a lot of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get down to the track today!
Dunston Hall's USGA specification golf course offers a varied game to players of all levels. The 71 par, 6,319 yard course is complemented by an excellent floodlit driving range and relaxing clubhouse with bar, restaurant and snooker room.
Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Countryside Project are enterprises made up of a small team whose primary aims are the conservation and enhancement of the unique characteristics of the area. The beauty and rich heritage of the site is worth protecting and this admirable project has taken huge strides over the last twenty years to encourage respect for the land and its history. Please see the website for more information as to how you can volunteer and contact tourist information centres in Sudbury, Colchester and Newmarket for local information.
Orford Ness is considered an internationally important nature reserve which is also significant in terms of military history. See Europe's largest remote shingle spit and learn about military activity from the 20th century. Trails wind through the reserve, providing many ways to see the area's most beautiful scenery up close.
Landguard Bird Observatory is situated in a disused military building next to the Local Nature Reserve at the southern end of the town of Felixstowe. It is an independent organisation and is operated by a registered charity and is dependent on friends and volunteers to function. The purpose of the observatory is to observe and document the wildlife of the complete Landguard peninsula, for the purpose of education and improvement of our knowledge of our feathered friends. Their location makes them the main migration watch point in Suffolk. They are open throughout the year but, all visits and tours are by appointment only. The best time to come and see birds is early in the morning and during the Spring and Autumn when migration takes place. However, the afternoons are generally better to see insects. There is a daily notice board where they state what birds are around, it is not unusual for rare birds to come in by container ship or be blown in by winds. They organise a series of events throughout the year including information walks, watching the moth traps being emptied or clean up operations that you can get involved with. Landguard Bird Observatory plays an important role in maintaining the wildlife of this area and offers a prime location to observe and enjoy the wildlife who make their home here.
You'll find a mile of footpaths taking in a variety of habitats at Nunnery Lakes, the British Trust for Ornithology's only reserve, which lies in the valleys of the rivers Thet and Little Ouse.
Enjoy the special atmosphere of this beautiful park, with its red deer, spectacular moated Hall and famous gardens. The stunning walled kitchen garden features exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables interspersed by tunnels of sweet peas, runner beans and gourds.
The park surrounding the Barn is famous for its magnificent bluebell woodland and magnificent old trees including an avenue of ancient lime trees and a venerable oak, with a 30 foot trunk, said to be over 1,000 years old.
Rendlesham Forest offers a peaceful escape for nature lovers, cyclists, horse riders, walkers and general explorers. Cycle trails are available, including the 6 mile Tang Trail and the 10 mile F.I.D.O,. trail. Discover a beautiful region that is also significant because of the controversial UFO incident that allegedly took place there.
A vibrant garden, mostly created at the end of the 20th century as a series of outdoor rooms divided by hornbeam and yew hedges. Of particular delight are the knot garden and formal herb garden designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd and the long pergola smothered with roses.
Discover a wonderful collection of fine trees and shrubs including many rarely seen growing in East Anglia. The majority of these unusual plants originated from George Forrest, the renowned plant collector.
The Brecks is one of the most picturesque areas of Britain, this ancient lowland covers a large area that spreads across Suffolk and Norfolk here in the centre of the East of England. It is the biggest lowland forest in the UK and also considered to be one of the driest parts of Britain, you will frequently find blue skies here. There are miles of tranquil track ways and paths to explore. It is a unique landscape made up of the heath and the unusual varying Breckland lakes known as meres, that combined make the ideal habitat for a large variety of wildlife and plants and it now serves as a conservation area. The Brecks itself is immersed in human history that dates back to the Stone Age, and was home to a selection of structures including a Neolithic flint mine, Christian buildings, landed estates and rabbit warrens all of which had an effect on the history of the local area have their own story to tell. The sheer beauty and vastness of the area is enough to attract millions of visitors a year, they come to savour the peace and tranquillity and to spot the local wildlife. Children love the wide open spaces which they can explore and run around in. Take a picnic and make the most of your time here. Each season brings its own delights and wonderful colours. The Forest in the Brecks is a beautiful, tranquil spot that allows you to connect with nature and enjoy what it offers, a beautiful spot that should not be missed.
Located nearby the lovely, historic town of Clare, this stunning park offers a peaceful and tranquil environment in which to relax and unwind. Soak up some of the fascinating local history and admire the 13th century castle with it superb views. Spend some time at the old goods yard which served the old Clare railway, and follow the 'history trail' to unravel the mystery of this gorgeous park.
Snape Maltings is a great place for lots of different activities such as shopping in interesting specialist stores, listening to musical performances, visiting the farmers' markets and cafes and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The Port of Felixstone is Britain's largest and most hectic container port, as well as being one of the biggest in Europe. They employ more than 2,500 people and deal with more than 3,000 ships every year and in excess of 3.7 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units annually. The largest container vessel in the world MSC Oscar made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. If you have an interest in seeing a major and busy port in action then you will get the perfect opportunity here at the Port of Felixstowe. See the containers being loaded and unloaded and moved around the yard, it is a mesmerising sight to see a well organised and sleek operation in full flow.
Elveden Estate offers a unique gourmet food experience, it has so much on offer with its restaurant, inn and shop, all set around a delightful courtyard. It is ideally located outside of the town, offering you the opportunity to relax in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings, take in the wildlife and savour the fresh air. Elveden Courtyard is home to their restaurant which, is open daily all year round and uses their own home grown seasonal produce in the kitchens, creating a selection of seasonal dishes that are fresh, wholesome and delicious and most importantly reasonably priced, a lovely eatery. Elveden Inn is warm and welcoming, with cosy furnishings, you enjoy also enjoy their high quality traditional fresh dishes here amongst the pleasant surroundings. They run a regular pub quiz as well as a choice of other events during the year. On sale at the farm shop are a range of their products as well as a nice selection of quality and unique gifts and garden items, you will come away with much more than you intended! The staff throughout the estate are lovely, so welcoming, friendly and attentive, they really add to the overall experience and demonstrate what true customer service is. They also run a series of events and activities during the year, that are aimed at families so definitely worth checking to see what is on. They are now operating tours of the estate and the farm they will be about one to two hours in duration and will cover all aspects of the history of the estate, conservation and farming, they can also accommodate tours that cover more specific subjects if required, booking in advance is recommended. Elveden Estate is a truly peaceful place that offers first class dining with superb customer service and a unique and pleasant shopping experience, do not miss if you are in the area.
A pretty town, with a great mile long sandy beach. Relax and soak up the atmosphere before mooching around the shops and maybe playing some golf in Walton-on-Naze. Try your hand at some watersports and have a stroll along the promenade with its many beach huts.
West Cliff Theatre is a premier venue in Clacton-on-Sea, it is located in a beautiful retro building close to the beach. This historic venue is full of charm and character and represents what a theatre stood for. It is run by volunteers who do a fantastic job, so professional, you will find them to be so friendly and helpful. They show a diverse and interesting selection of productions with comedy, drama, live bands, tribute acts, dance, musicals, local talent and much more available. The bar is well stocked and the prices are very reasonable, there is also a small shop where you can purchase sweets and drinks. It is an intimate venue, that is clean and well maintained. The auditorium is lovely, seating is well laid out and very comfortable and the lighting and acoustics are excellent. West Cliff Theatre is a real community theatre that the locals are lucky to have, a real gem and it shows a fabulous selection of shows with something to appeal to everyone with the extra benefit of excellent customer service, it makes for a great night out.
Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges, all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia in this beautiful 75 acre site. Fascinating East Anglian crafts, traditional Gypsy culture, huge Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed sheep and pigs are among the attractions.
Home to a giant Woolly Mammoth, Egyptian gallery and artefacts from civilisations around the world, the museum in the historic town of Ipswich has something for everyone.
The Woodbridge Museum provides a chronological look at the development of Woodbridge. The area began as an Anglo Saxon settlement then evolved into a Medieval market town. Learn more about what life was like through the centuries as Woodbridge moved on to become a ship building centre and garrison during the Napoleonic wars.
Framlingham is an impressive late 12th-century castle built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. It was designed both as a stronghold and to reflect the power and status of one of the most influential people at the court of the Plantagenet kings. (Disabled access in grounds and on ground floor only)
Sutton Hoo is a treasure trove of archaeological fascination. In one of the burial mounds a royal Anglo Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. In addition to the burial ground there are some great displays on early English history.(Restricted wheelchair access)
Orford Castle's excellent site and distinctive construction allowed the garrison command of the field of fire without exposure to the enemy. The impressively preserved keep is of unusual polygonal design, with the addition of three rectangular towers and a forebuilding.
Landguard Fort is a formidable structure situated on a split of land close to Felixstowe at the mouth of the River Orwell, it served well as a defence for many years and has a long and distinguished history. The actual site was the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 as well as the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The current fort was constructed in the 18th century, was altered in the 19th century and underwent major extension in the 19th and 20th century. There are guided and audio tours of the fort available, these are accompanied by an audio-visual presentation, detailing the site's history, as well as life size figures demonstrating life here. It is a bit eerie walking through the dark corridors. The different rooms cover various subjects of military life. The fort is open from March through to November from 10.00 am to 5.00pm and there is a small charge for entry, children under five are free. During the year they organise various activities and reenactments, full details can be obtained from the website. There is a small gift shop that a selection of gifts in addition to drinks, ice creams and confectionery. Outside are picnic benches for your use. Landguard Fort is both historic and interesting and gives an insight into the counytrys military history, in addition to having some amazing views across the River Orwell.
Felixstowe Museum is an intimate museum and is located at Languard Point next to the Dock Viewing Area, a short distance from the town centre. The museum is home to an interesting and diverse collection of exhibits including military, archaeology and social history, spanning the past 300-400 years. The museum is well laid out even though it is awkwardly shaped, the rooms are well lit and spacious. There is a number of permanent and temporary exhibits that are frequently changed so there is always something new to see. They are open throughout the year, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm, and the opening days are different depending on the season and there is a small admission charge, full details can be obtained from the website. There is a tea room where you can get a selection of hot and cold beverages as well as snacks, there is seating inside and outside for those nice days. The Museum shop stocks a nice range of gifts and souvenirs with something to suit everyone and all reasonably priced. The staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on both the exhibits in the museum and the local area and will answer any questions you might have. Throughout the year they organise a number of events with many aimed at younger visitors they are both fun and interesting, with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. Felixstowe Museum has something to cater to all ages and interests, it is an informative and interesting museum that is also inexpensive, you could easily spend several hours walking around, a real gem and a credit to Felixstowe.
St Edmundsbury became a cathedral in 1914. However, there has been a structure of worship on the site for over 1000 years. A site of pilgrimage, it was only after the death of Edmund, King of the East Angles in 869 that an abbey was built. This new building contained Edmund's remains and St. James Church was built within the precincts at a later date. This beautiful cathedral which is so steeped in history is well worth a visit.
A superlative moated Tudor manor, Kentwell's restored interior includes a working Tudor kitchen and Hall with minstrels' gallery, while the gardens feature a Tudor Rose pavement maze and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell hosts historical Tudor and 1940s re-creations throughout the year.
This museum has an amazing quantity of aeroplanes and equipment from many decades for you to look at. Check out the Lightwing Rooster and admire the Supermarine Spitfire. With so much to see you'll be spoilt for choice! Take a look in the shop and enjoy refreshments by the River Waveney.
Discover the splendour of this superb hall, home to the Dukes of Grafton for more than 300 years. Enjoy the beautiful interior and admire all the fabulous painting. Wander through the peaceful grounds and don't forget to see the church and watermill. Finally, relax in the quaint tea rooms with refreshments and delicious homemade cakes.
One of the more eccentric of stately homes and topped by a massive rotunda, Ickworth was built for the 4th Earl of Bristol in 1795 to house all his art treasures. Paintings by Titian, Gainsborough and Velazquez are on display. (Dogs on leads allowed)
Lots of hands-on exhibits that will appeal to children and adults alike. There are displays on castle prisons and medieval and Norman Colchester, so lots going on. (Wheelchair access to The Castle Museum, but is limited in the castle itself)
Dad's Army Museum is located in the Old Fire Station, in the centre of the town, the actual station was used in a number of episodes on this popular and classic television show. The guided tours are very good, the guides pitch the tour at just the right level and have lots of anecdotes that add to the tour experience. Owing to the immense popularity of these tours it was decided that a museum be opened back in 2007. Housed here and on display is a range of memorabilia and artefacts relating to the TV show, including scripts, behind the scene photos and props, the exhibits are well laid out, and the museum also covers local history. It also proudly boasts a life size bronze statue of Captain Manwaring, and on occasions the original Jones's butcher van can be found here. Over the years owing to its continuing popularity they have extended the premises, it now is home to the Marigold Tea Rooms, here you can enjoy a beverage and light snack in the warm and cosy surroundings. The museum is open from end of March through to November on a Tuesday and a Saturday, in July, August and September. Appointments outside of these times can be made by prior arrangement. There is no charge to enter the museum but there is a small charge for the guided tour. The museum is operated by volunteers who you will find to be friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and they will happily answer any questions you might have. There is also a shop that sells a nice selection of merchandise including, gifts, clothes, stationery and other exclusive goods pertaining to Dad' Army, items can also be purchased from their web shop. You don't have to be a Dad's Army fan to enjoy this museum, it is very informative and interesting, worth a visit if you are in the area.
To experience a taste of life in the Tudor era; visit this museum. Situated inside an enchanting crooked house you can view many collections, using a audio guide and learn about Thetford and the Brecks. Admire the period garden an have a go at brass rubbing. Also, take some time to visit the brand new shop.
Take a glimpse into the past at this unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village built on the original settlement site, which was occupied from 420?650 AD. Archaeological finds from the site are on display in a specially built Anglo-Saxon Centre.
Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum can be found in a charming flint cottage next to the North Sea in the gorgeous Sparrow's Nest Gardens. It is an intimate museum that is well laid out and houses an interesting and vast collection of displays, hands on activities, small cinema and much more. The museum covers the growth of Lowestoft from a small fishing village to a thriving port, the invention of the Hovercraft as well as the glory days of ship building on Lake Lothing, model boats, historic photographs and paintings, you can listen in to passing ships on a VHS radio and lots more. The museum is operated by volunteers who are passionate and more than happy to discuss the exhibits and local history with you, you will find them to very friendly and helpful. The museum is only open for part of the year so best to check the website for opening times. The museum will appeal to all ages as there is lots of activities for younger visitors to get involved in and it is an interesting and informative museum, with loads of history and facts. Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum is a gem of a museum.
This transport museum aims to give people a chance to see and experience being on the wonderful street transport from yesteryear once again. Take the opportunity to ride in some of the vehicles on offer and walk round and admire the trams and trolleybuses. Browse the shop and relax in the Terminus Tearooms.