When you visit Halesworth, make sure you visit the Museum, housed in the town’s Victorian Railway Station. For more than twenty years volunteers have been collecting and researching the history and archaeology of this fascinating corner of Suffolk. Spend some time with the displays which will take you across 10,000 years, from the earliest settlers in the Blyth Valley to the busy hub of malting, brewing and agricultural land which was the town in Victorian times.
Being in the Station, there is a special emphasis on the railway, with its unique moveable platforms. Come and see how they worked and learn about the history of Halesworth’s two historic railway lines. In the Study Corner, there are research materials for anyone interested in exploring local social or family history in the area, collections of historical photographs and much more for you to peruse at your leisure.
There are activity trays for the young and reminiscence boxes available for loan for the not so young. Groups are welcome by appointment and the Museum is keen to take its wares out into the community.