THE MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN
2015 is the 30th Anniversary of the opening of Lowestoft Museum by Her Majesty the Queen
Saturday 1st August
Special Open Day
Travels in Time ladies are back to arrange events for children, including digging for artefacts and working with wool. They will be dressed as Saxons. All sorts of fun activities will be taking place eg. handling boxes with sherds and fossils, plus a large foam dice to roll to play 'Find the object'.
On top of all this will be colouring-in sheets more puzzles, dice and a small play tea set for the little ones.
As the Queen, who opened the museum 30 years ago, is always given a new pen for signing, children will be given a new Museum pencil (to keep) to sign their names in the visitor's book.
A tiny silver gilt Anglo Saxon figurine found at Bloodmoor, will arrive at Lowestoft Museum on July 1st from the British Museum; we shall have it on loan until the end of October. Nothing like it has ever been found before anywhere in this country.
ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE
DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED TO HELP TOWARDS MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP
The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and is open every day between 1pm and 4pm from 30th March until the end of October
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.
Change and development of local industries.
Well known characters connected with Lowestoft such as Benjamin Britten, George Borrow and Sir Morton Peto.
Displays of locally found fossils and artefacts relating to
early man (Pakefield Man dating back 700,000 years).
A Victorian room setting with domestic items of the period and a cobbler's shop.
A doctor's surgery and an office from before the age of computers
A display of toys from yesteryear
Items relating to WW1 and WW2
and many more fascinating exhibits relating to the area.