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.

We'd like to thank everyone who came to visit us last year. We had more than 2000 visitors during 2015.

Would you like to become a steward at the Museum?

The stewards are a very important part of the museum, as a steward you would welcome visitors and help them with any inquiries they may have. You do not need to know everything about the history of Saxmundham but if you do then all the better!

The museum is open 10am 'til 1pm Monday to Saturday, April through to the end of September. The stewards are organised on a rota where you can volunteer for as many days as you’d like. You can nominate preferences for certain days of the week.

Each morning there are two stewards on duty, they collect the keys to the museum, unlock and turn off the alarm. There is a sign and a board to put up outside.

The museum has a small cinema and we like to play a film. This just needs the DVD player and projector to be switched on. There are a few other small daily tasks but nothing complicated or hard.

The steward's main duty really is to be the friendly, welcoming face of the museum

Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits are available to stewards and there is a small kitchen area and toilet facilities.

As a steward you will also be invited to events we organise. In February we held our first ever quiz night, we shall hopefully have a summer open air party and we have a Friends evening with food and entertainment in November.

We’re trying hard to raise the profile of the museum and provide more for people to become involved with. We want people to enjoy being part of the museum and we aim for it to continue to be an important community asset.

If you'd like more information please email or call 01728 604861

Plan your visit

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

Admission Free



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

Admission Free
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.