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Dunwich Museum

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Address: St. James's Street, Dunwich IP17 3DT, England
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Lovely little museum

Lovely little museum telling tale of town lost to the sea. Free and worth an hour of your time. Good shop.

Reviewed 14 July 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Lovely little museum telling tale of town lost to the sea. Free and worth an hour of your time. Good shop.

Thank KAW687
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stumbled across this little gem of a museum whilst visiting Dunwich. Being relatively local to Dunwich, I have been to the village many times but this was the first time I had been here and I really enjoyed it. You will not spend hours pouring over the exhibits but the two large rooms of information boards and displays provide more... More 

Thank Lee J
Hythe, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Interesting small museum with free entry documenting the local history of the area also an upstairs area, local gifts and cards for sale

Thank Janice C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Popped in here after a walk along the shingle beach where, for me, the highlight was the splendid noise of stones being rolled by the waves. The museum, on two floors, shows how Dunwich has mostly, disappeared beneath the sea over the past millennium, causing the population to be reduced to about 2% of that of the 11th century. The... More 

Thank rg4747
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This story of a mediaeval town lost to the sea could almost have been crafted by Disney. The erosion and undercutting of a fragile cliff, along with longshore drift making the port less viable, put an end to a thriving community with surprising wealth. The museum told this story in an understated yet compelling way, without resort to some of... More 

Thank Guy N
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This museum tells the story of a lost city and will keep you and your family entertained for a shortish visit to a whole afternoon. There are fascinating exhibits from Roman times to WW11, which give you a fuller picture of the local village history from 12thC to the present day. There is a gift shop with a good choice... More 

Thank 01JanetS
Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

A lovely little museum, good info-boards, model of the original village, artefacts and history. No entrance fee but well worth a donation.

Thank KenFoulger
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Not overpowering the museum gives a good view of what dunwich was and is about. shows local items in a clear and easy to understand manner. it's also a good visit for youngsters of 7 plus.

Thank Tom K
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I knew some things about Dunwich - Our visit to the museum was a total eye opener though! What a very important place it was during c 1200. Wow!!!

Thank Jovan D
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had never been here before but spent an hour over the two floors. It gives the history timeline of Dunwich and there are many artefacts which have been gathered over the years which are displayed. Ideal for children and there are a few items for ale on your way out. Donations are welcome. Recommend.

Thank timperley-trotters

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