All branches of Suffolk Archives (Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft) remain closed to the public.
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 Online, Life in Lockdown, educational 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.
Based in Ipswich Suffolk Archives holds an amazing range of information about the history of Suffolk and its people. Whatever aspect of Suffolk you want to look into, the Archives contain all kinds of material that will help you. The archives at Ipswich cover the eastern part of the county. There is a comprehensive range of archives, reference books, newspaper cuttings, microfilm and microfiche, periodicals and maps. There are some more general works covering East Anglia.