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Harwich Maritime Museum

Harwich Maritime Museum

About Us

Located in the former Low Lighthouse, built in 1818 as one of a pair of leading lights for the harbour entrance. An active radio link to harbour control serves as a reminder of the lighthouse's time as a pilot signal station. The museum is full of nautical memorabilia from photographs and paintings to ships in bottles and lighthouse bulbs. There are displays on the Royal Navy, including uniform and badges, and local commercial shipping. A fantastic view of the shipping activity in the harbour is obtained from the top floor.

Harwich town rail station is five minutes walk from the museum which overlooks the harbour. On street parking available close to museum. Museum is accessible via the foot ferry from Felixstowe.

Admission Costs

Adults £1 Children must be accompanied by an adult and are free of charge

Opening Hours

Open from 1st May to 31st August

Opening Times;  Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 11.00 to 3.00


The Low Lighthouse
Harbour Crescent

Email: Info@harwich-society.co.uk

Latitude: 51.9430252° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.288781 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

Groups/Parties Welcome - Please pre-book. info@harwich-society.co.uk  Wheelchair access to the ground floor only.

External Website : www.harwich-society.co.uk

There is a ramp into the ground floor of the Lighthouse and steep steps leading to the next 2 floors

There is a viewing platform on the outside giving splendid views over the Harbour Entrance



Disabled access to the ground floor only via a small ramp at the entrance

How to Find Us

The Lighthouse stands on the Seafront off Harbour Crescent


Some Photos of Our Museum

Harwich Maritime Museum
Harwich Maritime Museum
Harwich Maritime Museum

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