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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Sparrows Nest Gardens | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
01502 561963
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Lowestoft
Type: Specialty Museums
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Saw the museum as we drove past and decided to visit. Very glad we did as it was truly an excellent little museum with lots of information on the history of the fishing past of Lowestoft. Highly recommended.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we visited this and it was a great to bring back memories of the old vessels and fishing vessels and to see the cramped conditions theyt workd in

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One of the places that you must visit when in Lowestoft. some thing for everyone old and young alike, you will not be disappointed .

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was a modest walk from the center of town. The film shows were interesting and informative. Great coffee shop nearby. very friendly staff and interested to add more detail to the exhibits.

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St Albans
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum affords a really good introduction to fishing and maritime life generally in Lowestoft. It is modest in size and scale but lovingly maintained; the helper volunteers are very welcoming. There are very good cafes nearby in the park and there is plenty of parking.

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