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Saxmundham Museum

Welcome to the website of the Saxmundham Museum

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

Open – April to September, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays (except Good Friday).

Admission is free, but please make a donation if you’ve enjoyed your visit.

All donations go directly towards the upkeep of the Museum, buying artefacts and making improvements. We don’t have any paid staff.

2017 Season

We have new displays for 2017.

Sternfield House has had an interesting past, actively used during wartime as a research base and as the site of a gun battery protecting the coast during WWII. It also has had strong ties to the Royal Family in the past.

'Saxmundham's lost pubs' gives an insight into where the buildings were, what they were like and why some of them closed. You can also read about the Murder at the Bottle & Glass!

The Schools display remains for 2017.

Come and visit us soon!

2016 Season

Thank you if you came to see us during the 2016 season. We had over 2000 visitors.

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 this link.

10am to 1pm
Monday to Saturday
until September 30th

Free Admission
A few comments from our visitors book...

A delightful museum, most enjoyable. What a wonderful collection , well displayed, quirky and welcoming.

M & W M.

"Excellent. Really comprehensive collection"

Mr & Mrs T.

"Very interesting. A worthwhile visit"

Mr & Mrs B.

"Great schools display"

Mrs M.

"What an excellent Museum"

Mrs W.

"Loved the Museum"

Mr D.

"Wonderful. Wish we had more time"

Mr & Mrs B.

"A credit to Saxmundham"

Mrs J.

"Will be back!"

Mr R.