Castles & Museums

We are very lucky to have so much history and culture on our doorstep

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham castle is a local English Heritage site. Famously sung about by Ed Sheeran, it is a popular tourist attraction. During school holidays there are often activities put on inside the castle for children to take part in. Otherwise, it is a beautiful location for a walk and to soak up some local Suffolk history.
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Orford Castle

Orford castle is another local English Heritage site. This castle gives you the chance to explore an almost intact polygonal tower fro the basement all the way up to the roof, with beautify views of the pretty town and former port developed by Henry II. 
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The Museum of East Anglian Life

The Museum of East Anglian Life is the largest independent museum in Suffolk with 17 historic buildings set in 75 acres of beautiful countryside. This museum is an interesting way of finding out about some of Suffolk's history. 
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The Mid Suffolk light railway

The Mid Suffolk light railway, also known as the 'Middy', is a fine example of English history. After enthusiasts decided it shouldn't be forgotten, it is now resurrected as Suffolk's only standard gauge railway museum and ironically is busier now than it ever was. Today's 'Middy' is not only a museum, but runs regular steam trains and has a programme of carriage and wagon restoration complementing its efforts to recreate this slice of Edwardian England. 
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Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle is a medieval royal fortification in the City of Norwich. It was founded in the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror. It is one of the Norwich 12 Heritage sites. Norwich museum moved to the castle in 1894 and it has been a museum ever since. 
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