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.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Sparrows Nest Gardens Whapload Road Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 1XG
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.