Lowestoft Maritime Museum will reopen on Good Friday, April 15th 2022, for the season until Sunday October 30th, 10am – 5pm, with last admissions at 4pm.

Please be aware that while we aim to open 7 days a week, there may be occasions when we have to close at short notice due to insufficient volunteers available, (e.g. a Covid outbreak).

Please be prepared to continue to follow guidelines regarding distances and face coverings, to ensure that both you and our volunteers remain safe.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Welcome to Lowestoft Maritime Museum

The Museum is currently closed for the Winter. Thank you to all who visited us during the year.

We hope to see you again soon, with the museum opening at Easter.

Close to the  North Sea in Lowestoft’s lovely Sparrow’s Nest Gardens, Lowestoft Maritime Museum offers a fascinating few hours of enjoyment and discovery for all ages.

“What a wonderful record of Lowestoft’s Heritage.”

David Cleveland, Berkshire.

Events

Volunteer recruitment 2022

Volunteer recruitment 2022

Would you like to be part of our team? We are looking for new volunteers to join our teams to welcome visitors and share the town's history with our visitors, and help maintain the museum 'behind the scenes'. Maritime knowledge is not essential as training will be...

Summer Recruitment of Volunteers.

Summer Recruitment of Volunteers.

Due to a change of plans the museums open day that was planned for 25th March to recruit new volunteers has now been moved to 7th May from 10.00am until 12.00 so if you are interested please come along. Training will be given so Marine experience not essential. NB:...

History

Port of Lowestoft

Port of Lowestoft

Michael Page's photo above (see www.norfolkskyview.flyer.co.uk) shows the port as it is today. In the foreground facing the rising sun, a recently developed area where large offshore structures are built. On the western side of this large dock, formerly the Trawl...

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Early Charts

Early Charts

In 1681, Samuel Pepys, then Secretary of the Navy and Master of Trinity House, assigned Naval Officer Captain Greenville Collins to the task of carrying out a complete survey of the British Coastline. Collins was also a younger Brother of Trinity House suggesting that...

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Marine art

Marine art

Joe Crowfoot's large (1965mm x 1262mm ©1985) painting depicts Lowestoft Harbour as it must have looked at the end of the 19th century. Lit by the sun from the east it is clearly a morning scene and mist suggests the later months of the year. Many types of vessel are...

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Echo sounders

Echo sounders

Echosounders with performance adequate for fishing were not available until the 1930s and their size, power requirements and cost limited use to larger vessels. The principle is simple enough, all work by transmitting a pulse of sound downward to the sea bed and...

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Lighthouses

Lighthouses

On the site of the present High Lighthouse there has been a beacon for mariners since 1676 when it was coal fired and burning night and day. Lowestoft Highlight was the first lighthouse erected by the Brotherhood of Trinity House. It lasted until 1676 when a brick and...

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Lowestoft Maritime Museum
Sparrows Nest Gardens
Whapload Road
Lowestoft,
NR32 1XG

General enquiries

For all enquiries please email : admin@lowestoftmaritimemuseum.co.uk

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You can contact our  Chairman direct  on 01502 569163

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