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Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum

Closes in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Considering the museum started with nothing it’s amazing to see firsthand the artefacts and... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Michael K
Billingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very moving

This place and the memorial are a moving tribute to an often forgotten part of WW2 'All the... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Considering the museum started with nothing it’s amazing to see firsthand the artefacts and information that have been donated. The friendly staff were very knowledgeable and helped my wife find information on her fathers service during WW2, not easy when you are looking for information...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This place and the memorial are a moving tribute to an often forgotten part of WW2 'All the brothers were valiant'

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Our visit to the Sparows Nest Gardens in Lowestoft gave the opportunity to pay homage and salute the Royal Naval Patrol Service, where the 2385 names officers and men are remembered close to the harbour, in 16 clusters,in alphabetical order, missing in action, with no...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank patrickcsmith3
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Brilliant place to visit, plenty of photos, and well researched history of the naval fleet from Lowestoft!! We went to find my husbands grandfathers history as he had been on the minesweepers for the North Atlantic convoys. Very helpful volunteers!!!!!! Would be an excellent day...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Donna H
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

We travelled purposely to see if we could gather any info about my grandfather who served on a mine sweeper and was lost during the war We found lots of items.of reference to him and his ship Leo one of the trustee who helps at...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Plenty of photos and very helpfull staff to help with anything you need to know about the royal naval patrol service

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Southessexmale
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Very interesting and thought provoking display of photos and equipment. Well worth a visit to this volunteer run establishment.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank alexandra160
Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is a collection and an archive and a memorial all rolled into one. If you are expecting the glitz of a modern display-type museum forget it. If you want to be inundated with the feeling of a dedication to the memory of every member...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank mark c
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Although the museum is only quite small and and not particularly well sited it contained masses of artifacts and information relating to the Royal Naval Patrol Service based in Lowestoft in WW2 together with information about civilian casualties etc at that time

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank alexandra160
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Enjoyed seeing some of the memorabilia in there, particularly as I served on HMS Lowestoft. Also found lots of interesting info on the war-time exploits of the RN patrol crews in WW2.

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank JohnBrundle
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