whole span of history is here, from fossil remains
through the Viking occupation, sea battles, the development of the town's
architecture, its industries and artistic life, the
rise and fall of its railway, its famous land-locked
lighthouse, its ever-changing coastline... to the
20th century transformation of this busy fishing community
into a prosperous seaside resort.
Following a recent major refit funded by the Heritage
Lottery Fund and with the generous support of the Southwold
Trust and the Adnams
Charity, you will find many fascinating new displays. We confidently believe that ours is now one of the most exciting small museums in the country.
Tools of the trade in Victorian Southwold: a doctor's travelling medicine case and the business end of an eel spear, made by GE Child in his Market Place foundry.