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The display is amazingly huge. Lots of history some in cabinets other you can touch. Run by volunteers who do a fabulously good job.
Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable.
Worth a visit. Easy parking and toilets.
I visited the HMS Ganges museum as I was very interested to see it being an ex Ganges boy of some 48 years ago, the museum depicts what life was like for young boys who joined the RN at the age of 15 to 16,...More
Went in here after getting off the foot ferry. Had no idea what it was. We were greeted as soon as we entered and the people were really freindly and took time to explain things and show us stuff. The thing that we liked best...More
After hearing so much about this place from my uncle, who is sadly no longer with us, I felt it was time to go for a visit. It was well worth a visit and its free to get in. They just ask for a donation...More
This is a small museum run by volunteers and is only open at weekends and bank holidays. So yes it was shut when I got there but fortunately one of the volunteers was there doing some work and let me have a look around. The...More
What an excellent museum this is, it's not massive but completely captures the spirit of Ganges. The staff are brilliant and completely happy to answer any question or bring Ganges back to life in their recollections.
I walked through the gates in October 1972 and...More
Our relatives from Felixtowe took us to the museum as my wife's father was a Ganges boy. The museum staff made us most welcome and assisted us in getting an understanding of what life was like for him as a fifteen year old boy at...More
This was my second visit to the museum having been a Ganges boy back in the 60s, It is an excellent museum.They have added an extra room since I last visited. There is something for vertually every year that Ganges was opened at the begining...More
You can’t access the site as it’s derelict and all boarded up. Just follow the road as far as it goes along the Shotley Peninsular and turn left. The museum is beside the marina. Only open a couple of days a week so check... More
You can’t access the site as it’s derelict and all boarded up. Just follow the road as far as it goes along the Shotley Peninsular and turn left. The museum is beside the marina. Only open a couple of days a week so check the website before you go. Staffed by volunteers who are really helpful. You can walk/drive up to the main gate and see the mast which sadly is in a terrible state, literally falling apart. As for accommodation there are several pubs on the peninsula and you are only about a 10 minute drive from Ipswich. Don’t leave it to long mate or it will all be gone. Good Luck.