Dunwich Museum Latitude: 0.052° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.01 ° 26' 15.9° E
Extended and refurbished in 1998 after a grant from the National Lottery the museum has won numerous awards including the coveted Gulbenkian Prize. The museum explores the history of Dunwich, including the period in the 13th century when the village was at the height of its prosperity boasting an important harbour and thriving shipbuilding and fishing industry.
Further exhibits explore the subsequent erosion, smuggling, coastal wildlife, seaside holidays and Dunwich as an inspiration for artists. On the first floor there is an animated smuggler who welcomes the visitor into his hut and tells his story of evading the excisemen of the 18th century.
Saturday and Sunday
2pm - 4.30 pm
April to September: Daily 11.30am - 4.30pm
October: Daily 12pm - 4.00pm
St James' Street
Tel: 01728 648796
Gentle slope at back, step over threshold at front, no disabled access to upstairs.
How to Find Us
Dunwich is a small village served by bus. Car parking available near the museum.