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For a great value day out - or even a free one - take a look at these things to do

Admission is free at these musuems -
Alfred Corry Museum
18 The Oaklands, Southwold
Suffolk, IP18 6RD
Open Jan- end Mar, Sat, Sun, 1000-1600;
April - beginning Nov, Tue-Fri, 1000-1600, Sat, Sun, 1000-1700;
Mid Nov-mid Dec, Sat, Sun, 1000-1600

Tel: 01502 722103

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Amber Museum & Shop
15 Market Place, Southwold
Suffolk, IP18 6EA
Open all year, Mon-Sat, 0900-1700, Sun,
Bank Hols, 1100-1600. Closed 25,26 Dec
Find out all about Suffolk's connection with amber
Free things to do in suffolk

Tel: 01502 723394
Fax: 01502 723929


Beccles and District Museum
Leman House
Ballygate, Beccles
Suffolk, NR34 9ND
Open 1 Apr-31 Oct, Tue-Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 1430 -1700
Tel: 01502 715722


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Bury St Edmunds Abbey
The Norman Tower and 14th-century Abbey Gate, with the extensive ruins of the Benedictine abbey, church and precinct.
Also the surrounding gardens are lovely so why not take a picnic?

Open all year at any reasonable time.
Tel: 01284 764667
suffolk cheap things to do bury St Edmunds

(managed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council)

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Christchurch Mansion
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP4 2BE
A fine house set in parkland. Tudor chambers to Victorian parlour. Constable, Gainsborough and other Suffolk artists on show.

Open Jan-31 Mar, Tue-Sat, 1000-1600, Sun, 1430-1600;
1 Apr-31 Oct, Tue-Sat, 1000-1700, Sun, 1430-1630;
1 Nov-31 Dec, Tue-Sat, 1000-1600, Sun, 1430-1600.

Park closes at dusk in winter.

Tel: 01473 433554
Fax: 01473 433564


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Dunwich Museum
St James's Street
Dunwich,
IP17 3EA
Open 1-30 Mar, Sat, Sun, 1400-1630;
1 Apr-30 Sep, daily, 1130-1630;
1-31 Oct, daily, 1200-1600

Fascinating history of this now tiny Village that used to be a thriving City and one of the largest ports in England.
Tel: 01728 648796


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Haverhill and District Local History Centre
Town Hall Arts Centre
High Street, Haverhill
Suffolk, CB9 8AR
Open all year, Tue, 1900-2100, Thu, Fri, 1400-1600,
Sat, 1030-1530.
Closed 9-12 Apr, 19 Dec-3 Jan

Tel: 01440 714962


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Other free Activities & Attractions -
Henry Watson Potteries
Wattisfield
Suffolk, IP22 1NN
Discover the history and tradition, where written records of pottery manufacture date from 1646

Open Mon-Sat 0930-1700, Sun 1100–1700
and most bank holidays

Factory Tours and Special Open Days – phone for details

Tel: 01359 251 239
Fax: 01359 250 984


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Heritage Workshop Centre
Old School House
80a High Street,
Wilde Score, Lowestoft
Suffolk, NR32
Open all year, Mon-Fri, 1000-1600

Tel: 01502 587500
Fax: 01502 517950


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HMS Ganges Association Museum
Old Sail Loft, Shotley Marina
Shotley Gate, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP9 1JQ
Open 3 Apr-31 Oct, Sat, Sun, Bank Hols, 1100-1700

Tel: 01473 684749


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Ipswich Museum
High Street, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3QH
The history of the town from the ice age to date. Anglo Saxon and Roman Suffolk. See the woolly mammoth

Open all year, Tue-Sat, 1000-1700.
Closed 9 Apr, 24,25 Dec, 1 Jan

Tel: 01473 433550
Fax: 01473 433558


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Fram Castle

Lanman Museum
Framlingham Castle
Framlingham, Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP13 9AJ
Please phone for opening times

Tel: 01728 724189

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Laxfield and District Museum
The Guildhall, High Street
Laxfield, Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP13 8DU
Open 1 May-26 Sep, Sat, Sun, Bank Hols, 1400-1700.

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Leiston Abbey
Suffolk
The remains of an abbey that was built for the Premonstratensian order of canons. N of Leiston off B1069 (OS Map 156; ref TM 445642)

Open all year at any reasonable time.

Admission is free!

(managed by Procorda College)


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Lowestoft Museum
Broad House
Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft
Suffolk, NR33 9JR
Open 29 Mar-31 Oct, Mon-Fri, 1030-1630, Sat, 1030-1600,
Sun, 1400-1600

Admission is free!

Tel: 01502 511457


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Lowestoft War Memorial Museum
Sparrow's Nest Gardens
Whapload Road, Lowestoft
Suffolk, NR32
Open 1 May-6 Oct, Sun-Fri, 1200-1630.

Admission is free!

Tel: 01502 587500
Fax: 01502 517950


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Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum
Off Parkers Place
Martlesham Heath, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP5 3QR
Open 4 Apr-31 Oct, Sun, 1400-1630.

Admission is free!

Tel: 01473 465104


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Mildenhall and District Museum
6 King Street
Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP28 7EX
Open 3 Mar-24 Dec, Wed, Thu, Sat, 1430-1630,
Fri, 1100-1630. Closed 9 Apr

Admission is free!

Tel: 01638 716970


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Mincarlo Trawler
Yacht Basin
Lowestoft Harbour
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Open Apr - Nov, daily, 1030 - 1530

Admission is free!

Tel: 01502 565234


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Newmarket Racecourse - Under 18's FREE all Newmarket Meetings (NOT NEWMARKET NIGHTS)

Bring the Family – KIDS GO FREE
Young Persons under the age of 18 are admitted FREE OF CHARGE with the exception of Newmarket Nights when tickets and badges have to be purchased.

Young persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied on the racecourse at all times. However, 16 & 17 year olds will be admitted without an adult.

Children at Newmarket Nights - an allocation of reduced price young persons badges is available for each night priced at £15 for Premier and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures and £10 for Garden Enclosure. (Prices applicable to children aged 5 and above).

They can only be bought when purchasing an adult badge/ticket (or by an Annual Badge holder or Newmarket Racehorse Trainer). Once the allocation has been sold out, the full admission price has to be paid.

See Newmarket Racecourses for more information and their programme of events.


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Parham Airfield Museum
Parham Airfield
Parham, Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP13 9AF
Open 7 Mar-30 May, Sun, Bank Hols, 1100-1800;
2 Jun-29 Sep, Wed, 1100-1600, Sun, Bank Hols, 1100-1800;
3-31 Oct, Sun, 1100-1800.

Admission is free!

Tel: 01728 621373


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Pykenham Gatehouse
Ipswich Building Preservation Trust
7 Northgate Street, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3BX
Open 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 2 Oct,
Sat, 1030-1230.

Admission is free!

Tel: 01473 255591
Fax: 01473 230796


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Royal Naval Patrol Service Association Museum
Sparrows Nest, Lowestoft
Suffolk, NR32 1XG
Admission is free!

Tel: 01502 586250
Fax: 01502 586250


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Southwold Lifeboat Museum
Gun Hill, Southwold
Suffolk
Open end May - Sep, daily, 1430 - 1630.

Admission is free!

01502 722422


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Southwold Museum
9-11 Victoria Street
Southwold
Suffolk, IP18 6HZ

Please see Southwold Museum for contact details and opening hours.


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Southwold Pier
The Seafront, Sothwold, Suffolk
Fine views across Sole Bay
Cafes, restaurants, the 'Under the Pier Show' and famous water clock.

Open daily

Admission to pier is free!

See Southwold Pier for more information.


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Southwold Sailors' Reading Room
East Cliff, Southwold
Suffolk, IP18 6EL
Open 1 Jan-9 Apr, daily, 0900-1530;
10 Apr-23 Oct, daily, 0900-1700;
24 Oct-31 Dec, daily, 0900-1530.
Closed 25 Dec

Admission is free!


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St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 1LS
Open daily 0730 - 1800 (1900 in Summer May - Sept)

Admission is free! Donations welcome

Tel: 01284 754 933
Fax: 01284 768 655


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Wattisham Airfield Museum
Wattisham Airfield
Wattisham, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP7 7RA
Admission is free!

Open 4 Apr-31 Oct, Sun, 1400-1630.

Tel: 01449 728207


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William Clowes Museum of Print
Newgate Beccles
Suffolk, NR34 9QE
One of the largest Museum in East Anglia and houses a unique collection of printing memorabilia.

Open end May - end Sept Mon - Fri 1400 - 1630

Admission is free!

Tel: 01502 712 884
Fax: 01502 717 003


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Woolpit and District Museum
The Institute, Woolpit
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Open 9 Apr-26 Sep, Sat, Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 1430 - 1700

Admission is free!

Tel: 01359 240822

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Walking is always free, and some fantastic sights of particular interest to children can be enjoyed by going on one of the Kiddiwalks in Suffolk.

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Every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained in this article is accurate. Do be aware, however, that conditions can change at short notice and that telephone numbers and fees may change also. Best to check before you go.

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