Lowestoft Maritime Museum and the Coronavirus

Regrettably due to Coronavirus it was decided to close the museum immediately and remain closed for the foreseeable future or until such time that it is safe to re admit the public.

The trustees and society members would like to apologise to all who had planned to visit during the summer and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thanks also go to the volunteers who have worked hard over the winter completing the cleaning and maintenance program.

Finally the members of the society wish you the public a safe journey over the coming months and hope to see you on the other side.

Welcome to Lowestoft Maritime Museum

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

We hope to see you again next year, 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.


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:...

Summer at Lowestoft Maritime Museum in Sparrows Nest Park

Summer at Lowestoft Maritime Museum in Sparrows Nest Park

Come along and explore this tardis of a museum, while celebrating our anniversary with free admission from Monday August 12th to Sunday 18th. Fishy Family Fun for all the family Join Captain Crabbe and Admiral the cat for a fun filled summer at Lowestoft Maritime...


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

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

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

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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On the site of fertility charge 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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We welcome feedback and additional information about our collections.

Lowestoft Maritime Museum
Sparrows Nest Gardens
Whapload Road
NR32 1XG

Telephone: 01502 561963

General enquiries

The Secretary Lowestoft Maritime Museum, 01502 561963

Email: admin@lowestoftmaritimemuseum.co.uk

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You can contact our  Chairman direct  on 01502 569165


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