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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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A real TARDIS museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
Pickwick53
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
80 helpful votes 80 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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26 reviews 26 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

it looks small from outside but you can get lost in the history of the place for hours. Loved it. Run by volunteers with wealth of experience on the sea.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice small museum but with lots of information and displays. Lovely staff who were very helpful and told us all about war time Lowestoft. Ideal for older children and adults - Thank you for a nice few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small but great maritime museum which is well worth a visit where you can easily spend anything between 1-3 hours depending on your level of interest and age of any children. The curators are very friendly and knowledgable with a passion for the local maritime heritage. We have visited several times and each visit has been a pleasure. Highly recommended... More 

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Brentwood England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Little gem of a museum. Excellent displays of the town's long history of fishing and the sea. Very knowledgable curators and showed me their original George Vempley Burwood paintings to me with pride(even more so when I pointed out I am a Burwood) Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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