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Halesworth and District Museum

General Details

Halesworth and District Museum is a small volunteer run museum at the towns railway station. Our aim is to preserve the archaeology, history and artefacts of Halesworth and the rural area which it serves.

It's not a railway museum but we do have information on the station, staff and history of the East Suffolk Line and the narrow guage Southwold Railway. Next to the station is the restored, unique, movable platform - installed in 1888 and used until the late 1960's.

The 2019 season has a number of special displays, The de Argentein Family, Medieval Lords of the Manor of Halesworth, The PC Tye Murder and aspects of policing in Halesworth, Georgian and Early Victorian Halesworth through the Lincolne Papers, Geology: Erratic’s in Halesworth and the International important Middle Bronze Age Wissett Hoards.

For those studying family or local history visit our Study Room, or contact our researcher via email.

Who to contact

Brian Howard
07552 508893
Halesworth Museum
Station Road
IP19 8BZ

Additional contact

Additional Website

Where to go

Halesworth and District Museum
The Railway Station
Station Road
IP19 8BZ
Area served
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking details
Free parking at the Station car park.

Days & Times

Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-12.30 plus Wednesday 2pm to 4pm.
Session Information
Short break two weeks before and after Christmas

Other details

Cost Details
Donations are always welcome
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
AccessAble - access guide for Halesworth and District Museum


Working model of the unique moveable platforms alongside the station. Collections include local, domestic and business artefacts. Over 400 archives and a large photographic collection. Comprehensive references for family and local history researchers. Handling tray and brass rubbing for children. Educational and other groups by arrangement. School resource boxes. Reminiscence boxes for elderly and those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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