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Southwold Sailors' Reading Room

Southwold Sailors' Reading Room

About Us

The museum is housed in the Grade II listed Sailors' Reading Room, which still provides daily papers and a place to read them. Built in 1864 in memory of Captain Charles Rayley RN, a naval officer at the time of Trafalgar, the Reading Room was a refuge for fishermen and sailors. It provided a place to meet and receive religious instruction, away from the pubs, and somewhere to read things that were good for the soul.

The museum is on the sea front, just beyond the Market Square.

 

Admission Costs

Admission free.

Donations welcome

Opening Hours

March 25th to October 28th daily 9am to 5pm,  

October 29th to March 25th daily 9am to 3.30pm.

 

Closed Christmas Day

Address

East Cliff
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6EL

 

Regd. Charity. No. 225343                         

Latitude: 0.052° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.01 ° 26' 15.9° E

 

Other Information

Ramped access, wheelchair accessible, exhibits all on one floor

How to Find Us

Limited street parking nearby.

 

Some Photos of Our Museum

Southwold Sailors' Reading Room
Southwold Sailors' Reading Room
Southwold Sailors' Reading Room

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