Eastern England > Places to Visit > Museums


Burwell Museum   

Rural history museum depicting life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. Includes an early 19th century windmill.

Cambridge & County Folk Museum   

This warm-hearted museum displaying the everyday life of Cambridge people since 1700.

Church Farm Museum   

Take an unhurried stroll into a bygone era. Discover the tranquil and friendly atmosphere of this Lincolnshire Farm Museum.

City of Norwich Aviation Museum   

Aircraft and memorabilia showing the aviation history of Norfolk. The collection features a massive Vulcan bomber and some of the military and civil aircraft which have flown from Norfolk airfields.

Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey   

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is on the doorstep of Cambridge, just off the A10 from Waterbeach. A fascinating historical site for all the family to enjoy!

Fitzwilliam Museum   

Outstanding collections of antiquities, fine and decorative arts including European paintings from the middle ages to the present, drawings, prints, sculpture, furniture, coins and medals. Shop and Cafe. Open (except Mondays) all year.

Long Shop Steam Museum   

Leiston's unique history.

Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Museum   

The Museum specialises in the history of the Lowestoft fishing fleet, from early sail, to steam and through to modern diesel vessels. Methods of fishing are also recorded.

Mechanical Musical Museum & Bygones   

The Mechanical Music Museum and Bygones at Cotton is a veritable Aladdin's cave, full of musical treasures.

Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum   

Mrs Smith's Cottage is a registered museum which preserves the character of a simple, mid-victorian house and the life of the last resident, Mrs Hilda Smith, who lived there for 73 years.

Museum of East Anglian Life   

The museum has several buildings of historic merit and all, with the exception of Abbot's Hall barn, have been moved to the site. They include a watermill, a windpump, a blacksmith's forge, a chapel and an industrial workshop.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life   

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most exciting Social History Museum in the County. It occupies a listed barracks, built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincoln Militia.

National Horseracing Museum & Tours   

Learn about the horse racing and the history of racing at this museum in Newmarket. Info on the museum, its tours, facilities and opening hours.

Norwich Castle   

The Countyís principal museum, Norwich Castle has outstanding archaeology, natural history and fine art collections and is packed with treasures as diverse as ancient gold jewellery, silver, delicate porcelain and Roman pottery.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery   

The building itself dates from 1816 and was the private residence if Squire Cooke (see his clock on display). It served as Peterborough Infirmary until 1929, and became the Museum in 1931. The Art Gallery was added in 1951.

Roots of Norfolk at Gressenhall   

Roots of Norfolk is set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside at the heart of Norfolk. The museumís collections of rural and Norfolk life are housed in Georgian workhouse buildings dating back to 1777 and there is a traditional farm, worked by heavy horses.

Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens   

The country retreat of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is set in sixty acres (twenty four hectares) of glorious informal gardens with two beautiful lakes. Built by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and passed down as a private home.

Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum   

Castle House and its Collection is a fitting memorial to Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA, who lived at Castle House from 1919 until his death in 1959.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park   

Find out what you can see on a visit to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum   

This delightful early 16th century, timber framed, thatched building, once three cottages, is the oldest domestic building in East Dereham.

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