The Museum is now closed for Winter. Thank you to everyone who came to visit in 2019, we will be back in April 2020.

Welcome to Saxmundham Museum

Winter Events

2019 Winter party


Saxmundham Museum’s AGM will take place on Friday, 8th November at the URC Hall at 7pm.

Once the official business is over, Richard Crisp will speak about hitchhiking across Europe in the 1960s and there will be the chance to enjoy a glass of wine.

Christmas Opening times

Saxmundham Museum will be open on 6th Dec (3.00pm - 7.00pm) to coincide with the turning-on of the Saxmundham Christmas lights.

Pop in for a glass of mulled wine and the chance to buy some special Christmas presents.

Quiz Night 2020

The Museum’s ever-popular quiz night will be on Saturday, 8th February 2020 at the Market Hall, Saxmundham.

Following feedback from the last quiz, the questions will be a little easier this time! 

More details to follow ...

About the Museum

We are in the heart of rural Suffolk, recording and preserving the history of Saxmundham, Kelsale-cum-Carlton and Benhall.

The Museum was opened in 2004 by special guest Peter Purves.

Strada Cars

Launched at the 1974 Car Show, the company folded in 1975 but what's the story behind Saxmundham's very own sports car manufacturer?

Come and find out.

Jenny Toombs

Jennifer (Jenny) Toombs was an internationally acclaimed artist, famous for her hand-drawn stamps and first-day covers which were issued in over 50 countries.

She lived in Benhall for many years but suddenly and peacefully passed away at home on April 2, 2018.

We have a tribute to this much loved and missed lady.


Following a recent assessment it was shown that due to the nature of the building our Accessiblity is not very good for some potential visitors, if you would like to know more please use this link.

Would you like to become a steward at the Museum?

The Museum's stewards play a very important role, if you feel you could spare some time and would like to know more please follow contact us.

For more infomation about planning your visit plese follow this link

East Suffolk District Council
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Suffolk Museums
Saxmundham & District
The Elizabeth Frankland Moore And Star Foundation

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