Welcome to Lowestoft Maritime Museum

2018 was not only the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Society but also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Lowestoft Maritime Museum.

We are now open  for the 2019 season.

Museum is open everyday from 10:00am to 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm) from now until October.

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.


Ahoy There Mateys

Ahoy There Mateys

We are nearly ready to open the gangway to our first guests of the year. A lot of polishing , hovering and sweeping but we will be ready for everyone on Saturday.

Pearls from the Grit

Pearls from the Grit

In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs. What made it such a special community and why did it disappear? Meet no-nonsense fisherman, Ned; Billy, a larger-than-life skipper...


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Contacting the museum

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

Contacting the chairman

You can contact our  Chairman direct  on 01502 569165


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