Suffolk Countryside Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest in the Suffolk Countryside

Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester is the largest Norman keep in Europe. It now houses a museum, offering hands-on activities and tours of the Roman vaults, castle roof and Norman chapel, with wonderful displays of the...


Natural History Museum, Colchester

A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change. Did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884?&nb...


Hollytrees Museum, Colchester

Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years.Meet many different characters from the past and exper...


The Museum Of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

A fascinating day out for all the family; the Museum of East Anglian Life is set on a beautiful 75 acres site close to Stowmarket, and includes 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails and a...


Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum And Gardens

Castle House, an elegant country house in Dedham, was the home, studio and grounds where Sir Alfred Munnings lived and painted for 40 years. Today it is open to the public, with a large collecti...


The Parish Church Of St. Mary The Virgin

For over 1000 years, Christians have worshipped on this site in East Bergholt - the church dates roughly back from 1350 to 1550.Late perpedicular in style, of stone and brick fragments fr...


St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds

The third largest parish church in England, St Mary's gives the cathedral a run for its money, spectacular for its size with lovely carved angels. It was here that the favourite sister of He...


St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

For over 1000 years, St Edmundsbury Cathedral has been a site of worship and pilgrimage. Today, Morning and Evening Prayer is still held in the Cathedral throughout the year, and thousands of pe...


Bridge Cottage, Flatford

Flatford lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures, for example, the Hay Wain or Boatbuilding nea...


Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill,  a Grade I listed 18th century watermill built in 1733, sits on the River Stour, offering visitors of all ages a much sought-after sense of tranquilty to complement...


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Other Historical Interest elsewhere in Suffolk

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Side view of the house and music studio Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjo...

Aldeburgh Vintage Bus Service

On Wednesday 26th July Aldeburgh got a new bus service – with a difference!Ermintrude, an 88 year-old single-deck bus norma...

The Guildhall Of Corpus Christi, Lavenham

No stay in Lavenham Suffolk will be complete without a visit to the

The Little Hall, Lavenham

Built in the 1390s as the home and work place of the Causton family, The L...

Assington Mill, Near Sudbury

The farm, in a hidden valley, is a private nature reserve. Renovated using traditional materials and with electricity-generating waterwheel and gro...

Gainsborough House, Sudbury

Gainsborough's House is the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) one of the greatest artists in the history of British art. Gain...

Melford Hall, Long Melford

Visited by Queen Elizabeth I in 1578, Melford Hall has been the family home of the Hyde Parkers since the 1780s.Beatrix Potter was a cous...

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

The house dates back to 1385 but was much re-built in the 1500s.  Whilst much of the original furniture was sold over the centuries, curren...

Thorington Hall, Stoke By Nayland

Thorington Hall is one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk.Building phases determine its unusual shape and it may also be because...

Rougham Airfield Control Tower Museum

A museum dedicated to the 332nd BG and 94th BG on a site of living history! A well preserved example of a WWII control tower and some of the...

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