museums and attractions

Transport / Maritime

Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Britain's most easterly museum, set in the picturesque Sparrow's Nest Park. The museum has historic photographs and paintings, a scale-model boat collection and a small cinema showing archive film footage.


  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Sparrows Nest Gardens Whapload Road Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 1XG

  • 01502 561 963
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Open days

Daily 30 Mar-7 Apr, then 28 Apr-27 Oct 1000-1700 (Last entry 1600).


By Bus: X1, 101, 1A

By Rail: Lowestoft Central / 1 mile

The entrance and reception through the cottage door leads to the museum, which contains many large displays, models and artefacts. Follow the history of Lowestoft from the creation of the port, through the heyday of the fishing industry, and the boatbuilding era, through to the modern day, all told through a variety of pictures, photographs, exhibits and audio/video.

Features include a replica fish market with Prunier Trophy, a wheelhouse, a drifter cabin, a reconstruction of Sir Christopher Cockerell's workshop (the inventor of the hovercraft), First and Second World War displays and an audio visual room, with short films on various aspects of the town's history.


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