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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

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Small but nice

If you want some insight on how our brave fishermen lived then this is the place to go. I went with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Fishing Museum

A fascinating insight into the fishing history of Lowestoft featuring both the demersal trawl and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
joh n
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want some insight on how our brave fishermen lived then this is the place to go. I went with 3 old school friends and it was lovely taking a trip down memory lane. We will be going back As a bonus their is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A fascinating insight into the fishing history of Lowestoft featuring both the demersal trawl and old drift net herring fisheries. The museum takes you through the early days of sail through to the modern diesel powered beam trawlers. Sadly the last fifteen years or so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joh n
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I went here in the summer with my partner. We both really enjoyed all the fascinating history. There was more to see and do then we imagined. We spent one and a half hours here.I would definitely recommend paying this little museum a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lilyland
Reviewed October 25, 2018

not to bad little museum had a nice couple of hours looking around and there are some thing for the younger members to play with

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marrac409
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited this muesem whilst on a weekend trip to nearby Yarmouth. £2 entry, excellent value. The museum covers everything from fishing to both wars. Excellently displayed pictures and objects to view. We had an excellent visit and I would thoroughly recommend this muesem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were greeted by friendly volunteers, who took time to introduce the museum. There was much of interest, and really well laid out and presented - to professional standards. We spent a couple of hours here, and could easily have spent more. We visit many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

An absolute gem of a place which is totally dedicated to Lowestoft maritime history. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suzanne p
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A great museum run by friendly staff. This has been on our radar for some time now and we are so glad we went.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous museum. Vastly underpriced. Taking up the ground floor of a building this museum is packed full with information, pictures, models and artefacts relating to the local maritime world. And you can touch many of the items on display. Cannot recommend this venue highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here during our holiday in Southwold. The museum looks very small and for your £2 entry fee, you’re really not expecting much. However, you’d be wrong! The museum has a huge amount of objects, information, memorabilia and amazing things to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Zoe M
August 27, 2018|
Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside unfortunately.
August 29, 2017|
Response from Roy H | Property representative |
The museum is wheelchair friendly so it would all depend on the size of the scooter.
Jayne H
June 2, 2016|
Response from Phil E | Reviewed this property |
Only two pounds each for adults and one each for oaps