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Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds Branch

Coronavirus Support

All branches of Suffolk Archives (Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft) remain closed to the public.

Online services

There is no change to the services users can access online; they can still browse the website and search the catalogue, as well as purchase and download digital images. Further information is available on our Using the Website page.

The new virtual activities introduced over the past three months, including Displays OnlineLife in Lockdowneducational resources, and other activities, are still available to explore online and are being continually updated and added to.


Over the summer, the team at Suffolk Archives have added a new online exhibition to their website, looking back at some ‘stay at home’ holidays from the past; from trips to the Victorian seaside to caravanning in the 1960s, it explores what holidaying was like in Suffolk before air travel became popular.

The varied display includes photographs, an interactive map, oral history and song recordings, and even a clip from a collection of home movies shot between 1939 and 1944. Visit the online displays on our website.

General Details

Research centre which covers East Anglia including some material on Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk, the former West Suffolk and the locality of Bury St Edmunds. Talks and courses on local history and research skills.

Also there is a room for hire, seating for up to 25 people with flip chart, white board and internet connection available. Limited availabilty during term time. Please contact us to check dates.

Who to contact

01284 741212
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Where to go

Suffolk Archives Bury St Edmunds Branch
77 Raingate Street
IP33 2AR
Area served
Bury St Edmunds

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Age Groups
Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

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Holds original records telling the story of Suffolk and its people, as well as extensive collections of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and press cuttings on local studies. Includes the library of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, with runs of general archaeological journals, e.g. 'Archaeologia' (1770 to date). Special collection: Cullum Collection, a gentleman's library including a complete set of 'Gentlemans Magazine'. Services: Reference only, photocopies and digital copies available.

Some of the resources available include:

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