Entry to the Museum
is Free of Charge
are most welcome
The Museum is housed inside Broad House, a grade ll listed building dating from 1685, which is situated within the grounds of Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, NR33 9JR.
Lowestoft Museum collects, preserves and displays objects relating to the history of the area and its people, and promotes awareness and interest in our rich heritage.
The Museum is probably best known for its important collection of 18th-century Lowestoft Porcelain but there are many other treasures to see, including displays of locally found fossils and artefacts relating to early man
(Pakefield Man dating back 700,000 years); local archaeological displays of objects from Roman and Anglo-Saxon sites; exhibits relating to HMS Lowestoft and HMS Mantis and Lowestoft as a fishing port; change and development of local industries; well-known characters connected with Lowestoft such as Benjamin Britten and George Borrow; a Victorian room setting with domestic items of the period and a Cobbler's shop; a Doctor's surgery and an Office before the age of computers; a display of old Toys; items relating to WW1 and WW2.......and many more interesting things.
It is staffed entirely by Volunteers and is open every afternoon from 1pm-4pm from April until the end of October.
There are a number of Special Events taking place throughout the year.
These are listed on our 'Events' page
We have items available for schools and can open for groups outside normal opening times by special arrangement.
We have a project for under fives based at Lowestoft Museum, called 'Time for T'. It is activity based using the theme of tea and tea parties, the children are encouraged to develop their imaginative, creative and speaking skills.
The project equipment includes an activity picnic basket, activity sack and Museum based themed books which may be borrowed. A tour of the Museum, by the Museum staff, may then be done to complete the experience.
If you are interested in loaning this equipment, please phone the Museum for further details on 01502 511457 (during opening hours) or email email@example.com
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS
We will now be open from 10:30am to 4pm
There are no toilet facilities inside the Museum
Public Toilets are situated just a few yards away