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The Museum is now closed for the Winter. See you in April 2024!

Welcome to Saxmundham Museum


Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit us during the 2023 season, it's been a great year for the Museum.

We now have some hosuekeeping to keep our volunteers busy!

We are planning to be open for one additional evening, December 1st (2023), 4pm ‘til 8pm.

Look out for the posters advertising the 2024 Museum Quiz Night.

The Stephen Eves Collection


We are excited to have an amazing collection of “local finds” on display. Discovered over recent years in the local area by Saxmundham resident Stephen Eves, this is a collection of huge historical importance.

The collection consists of coins, brooches, armour and a whole lot more.

Covering items from the neolithic period (around 6,000BC), Anglo Saxon, Roman and Medieval periods, right up to more recent times, this collection truly is a must see for all visitors.

Stephen Eves comments “It’s wonderful to be able to show off some of these items to a wider audience and show that Saxmundham has such a rich and varied history”.

Our Story of Saxmundham, a pictorial book, containing more than 50 pages of reminiscences and history of the town, is out now

If you would like a copy mailed to you, contact the Museum directly with your details via the email address of Info@ and we'll reply with ordering information and a payment link.

The book is also availble from Crisp's on Saxmundham High Street.
Or the bookshops at Aldeburgh, Beccles or Woodbridge.

National Lottery Heritage Fund and local councils and councillors

We'd like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund and our local councils and councillors for their support during the last few difficult months.

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.

Contact Us

We love to hear from you.
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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 volunteer 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 please follow this link

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

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