While you are in Halesworth go the The Cut to see:

The story of the Malt Industry in Halesworth

In 2015, New Cut Arts (the charity which runs The Cut) formed a partnership with the Halesworth & District Museum with the intention of bringing this industrial heritage back into public consciousness: re-presenting the MALT Story through the combination of historical research and creative thinking that has become the Trail & Experience.

Paintings at Halesworth and District Museum

Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.

Picture of The Saltonstall Family

Information on this picture in the Tate Gallery.

Halesworth Artifacts

Some interesting historical finds collected by a local detectorist.

Halesworth Timeline

The story of Halesworth.

Halesworth Millennium Green

The Halesworth Millennium Green was created in 2000 from 32 acres of grazing marsh in the flood plains of the River Blyth and the Town River and is situated just downstream to the east of the centre of Halesworth.

Beer and Pubs in Halesworth

A fascinating article about the Pubs of Halesworth by Janet Huckle.

The Economic & Social History of Halesworth

A detailed and fascinating account, written by Mike Fordham and reproduced here by kind permission, of the history of Halesworth from Saxon times to the beginning of the 20th Century.This file is a 6.6Mb PDF so may take a minute to load.

History of Patrick Stead Hospital & The League of Friends

Historical Directories – A digital collection of the trade directories of England and Wales (1766-1919)

Halesworth Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Halesworth War Memorial – Roll of Honour

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Useful Societies
South Elmham and District Local History Group
To further the study and appreciation of the villages in the South Elmhams and surrounding areas, their history and environment
Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group
A community archaeology group for the Waveney Valley and beyond…
The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History
 – founded in 1848, is Suffolk’s largest and oldest archaeological and historical society. For a century and a half it has played an important role in encouraging and publishing research on Suffolk’s past.
Suffolk Local History Council
The purpose of the Suffolk Local History Council is to encourage and support the study of local history and to act as an umbrella organisation for groups and individuals with similar interests in the county of Suffolk.
Suffolk Family History Society
Founded in 1975, we are a group of keen amateur genealogists whose objectives are to promote and encourage the study of family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history with particular reference to Suffolk; and to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archive material.
Suffolk Museums
Rich in heritage and history, Suffolk is a wonderful county to explore. Wherever you go, you won’t be far from a museum to enrich your journey of discovery. Each one is full of objects and stories to pique your interest and bring the past alive. Many of Suffolk’s museums are run entirely by volunteers. Opening times vary but some museums may be able to make additional arrangements for group visits. To locate a museum go to our interactive map where you will also find an alphabetical list.

Nearby Museums and Villages
Bungay Museum Laxfield Museum
Halesworth Airfield Museum Southwold Museum
Walpole Chapel Wenhaston Archive
Wenhaston Doom Spexhall Churches
Chediston and District Bulcamp Workhouse
Holton Huntingfield