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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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Delightful and packed with interest

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Oulton, null, United Kingdom
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Oulton, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
201 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My girlfriend and were staying in Norwich for a short break and, as usual, we had identified museums, historic sites, etc to visit. I said we will just pop into the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum for a quick look. WRONG! We were welcomed by two friendly and informative volunteers and had a marvelous afternoon. It is small but... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Variety and plenty to see there and about. We enjoy a visit to the seafront, visiting The Maritime Museum - lots of local maritime history and even interesting bookshops in the Shopping Centre.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very interesting museum well worth a visit. Lots of history and facts about fishing in the area and beyond.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

great place to see the history of the port & loved the anchors in the sand & the walk along beach, free parking too

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wandered in as we walked past just because we hadn't gone in there for ages - and glad we did! Spend a lovely few hours wandering round and absorbing the history of the place and everything in it, found out a lot of information about Lowestoft we didn't even know. Staff were friendly and chatty, will certainly be back. I'd... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers run theplace. Great DVD selection for local events and historical info. Model boats superb

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