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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

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Address: Sparrows Nest Gardens | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
Phone Number: 01502 561963
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A SMALL BUILDING HOUSING A LOT

Looking from the outside it does not look that interesting, but once inside the story starts to unfold past and present. the paintings ,models and medals tell the history of mans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looking from the outside it does not look that interesting, but once inside the story starts to unfold past and present. the paintings ,models and medals tell the history of mans ventures on the high seas, from fishing locally to deep sea, merchant shipping and the modern oil supply boats and models of the oil and gas rigs. This wonderful... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is in the Sparrows Nest gardens and is a great little museum. Full of information and helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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Oulton, null, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This little museum is packed with local history, photographs, pictures and artefacts. There is live communication from the harbour office, a ship's bridge reconstruction, video footage and many hands on models for children to try.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

this museum is possibly the one thing you should visit in Lowestoft. It is very well cared for and brilliantly laid out. There is lots of things to look at, lots of information from serious blue prints of boats to sailor superstitions. They have some beautiful artwork on display and fascinating old photos. The most amazing thing is that it... More 

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A small but very interesting museum. Eddie, the curator was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth a visit - and you can make an afternoon of it by having coffee and cakes at the Sparrows Nest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Spent about 90 minutes in this museum. It isn't massive, but the whole experience is very imersive and you can tell everything there is put together with real love and care. Everything on display is either absolutely the genuine article or good enough to convince me it was. Really fascinating video's and exhibits of a time that is now gone.... More 

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Oulton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I took a friend to look round this wonderful little museum as an introduction to Lowestoft past and present. In fact I try to take all visitors, friends and family because there is something to interest all ages. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and there are several places to walk and eat nearby.

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South East England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our visit was over in no time, it was steeped in maritime history but couldnt hold the teenagers imagination or concentration for long.

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Carlton Colville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to learn about the history of the town. It is manned entirely by volunteers who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. easy parking on the road outside and inexpensive to get in. Highly recommended.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Located near the sea front, south of the harbour. A small museum that holds alot of interesting items, mainly to do with shipping, but not all. The staff were Volunteers and were very helpful, informative and friendly. We went around the museum in about 1 1/2 hours. Each item had a story to tell. Not expensive, and well worth a... More 

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Additional Information about Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Address: Address: Sparrows Nest Gardens | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
Phone Number: 01502 561963
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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