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Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
+44 1502 561963
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A trip In the past

An interesting museum in a park and near the sea. Packed with exhibits from Lowestoft's shipping... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aileen B
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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My Husband and I went to this museum a month ago and found it to be very interesting, lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hilary653
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Sparrows Nest Whapload Road | Whapload Road, Lowestoft NR32 1XG, England
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+44 1502 561963
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"fishing industry"
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"sparrows nest"
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"model boats"
in 6 reviews
"herring fishing"
in 3 reviews
"interesting things"
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"boat building"
in 2 reviews
"fishing history"
in 3 reviews
"a small gift shop"
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"small building"
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"exhibits showing"
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"local fishing"
in 2 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"staff were very friendly"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting museum in a park and near the sea. Packed with exhibits from Lowestoft's shipping history. It is a small museum and entry is very cheap. The volunteers who run it are a dedicated lot and most have worked in the fishing or ship...More

Thank Aileen B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My Husband and I went to this museum a month ago and found it to be very interesting, lots of memorabilia about the war, saw lots of things that have been found that brought back memories for my husband, as his father had been on...More

Thank hilary653
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A gem of a find in the middle of a beautiful park called Everett’s and all free on the Norfolk Broads!

Thank wendymartin2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been past this museum hundreds of times and finally called in today. So glad I did, there is so much info and things to see here. The museum is well laid out in a logical way. There are sections on the fishing industry, ship building...More

Thank SuffolkClaud
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small (but perfectly formed!) museum, punches above its weight in many areas. For example, each picture or artifact has a short explanation giving information in a succinct way that doesn't go in to too much detail. The museum is divided into logical sections -...More

Thank PeterT32
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We spent an interesting few hours looking around this museum. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is amazing to see the maritime history of Lowestoft. Well worth a visit.

Thank Roverlass
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Plenty of exhibits showing the history of the Lowestoft fishing boats and fisher families also the other maritime development over many years

Thank Jenny4774
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wonderfully staffed by a knowledgeable and helpful volunteer crew, this museum has a wealth of maritime related information. Highlight include the Scottish herring girls, various hands on exhibits and some beautiful models of wherries and trawlers. Definitely a must-see!

Thank DorisandGeorge
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Have not been to vist in a while but so galad we went a lot has changed the Museum is now bigger and better very well set out to guide you round the Maritime history of lowestoft great displays and well set out with friendly...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I popped in very well organized pleasant people helpfully.with n a play area park with good restraint infrequent and cafe on site

Thank nanhort
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nessy1954
29 August 2017|
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Response from Roy H | Property representative |
The museum is wheelchair friendly so it would all depend on the size of the scooter.
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jayne h
2 June 2016|
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Response from Phil E | Reviewed this property |
Only two pounds each for adults and one each for oaps
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