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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

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Address: Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1502 561963
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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An amazing amount of interesting history

A small listed building in Sparrows Nest Park yet contains a vast history through a variety of formats.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Colin M
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A small listed building in Sparrows Nest Park yet contains a vast history through a variety of formats.

1 Thank Colin M
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A great find very interesting history of Lowestoft from the early days of the fishing industry through to the off shore gas & oil industry,lots to see pictures items used in all aspects of Lowestoft wonderful models of fishing boats ,staff knowledgeable and helpful

1 Thank Chris F
Dartford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped off in Lowestoft on way home from Norfolk. Saw the direction sign to the Maritime Museum so decided to give it a try. From the outside it looked a little less than imposing. On entering told the price was £2. I thought I had gone back in time! The museum is all on one floor and is not what... More 

2 Thank sosogolfer51
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Small museum but well laid out and dense with exhibits: model boats, lots of photographs, some interesting maps and lots of equipment. The gentleman who showed us round was very well informed and a pleasure to listen to.

1 Thank palustrian
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was a most interesting visit. You cannot help but marvel at the outstanding courage of the sailors based in Lowestoft in past times. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

1 Thank Phil P
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Fascinating and very informative place. Lots of intereting exhibits and very helpful staff. Set in the picturesque sparrows nest

1 Thank Mary T
Southwold, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited with a party of 16 friends. We all found the museum of great interest. There is something for everyone with photos, information, well laid out displays, models of boats, 'hands on' equipment e.g. Ships' radio. Modern technology also played a part with the screen to connect to Marinetraffic.com so we were able to track ships in real time.... More 

2 Thank Sue M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

very interesting for all ages, staff polite and helpful and will give you a tour round. gift shop very reasonable. entrance was very cheap and value for money.

1 Thank assistant29
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Second or third time i have been to this museum, very extensive exhibits and very good and friendly staff, the model boats and history of trawling from Lowestoft are very extensive please visit this museum if you have any interest in naval history of Lowestoft or the past herring and fishing industry.

1 Thank david m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My wife and I visited the Maritime Museum on a Saturday in July and found it to be very interesting particularly about the herring fishing industry that this port was once famous for. The artefacts are numerous and the film shows very informative. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

3 Thank Howard W

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