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Our winter closure will be longer than normal

As the year draws to a close, the Museum is preparing for its winter closure.  This year, however, the closure will be over a longer period.  For some time now there has been a problem caused by damp in the railway buildings which house Halesworth and District Museum.  Remedial work to address this problem in planned to take place shortly.  Because of this, the Museum main display area and study room will be closed to the public from 11 November 2017 to the end of March 2018.

The work of the Museum for our community will be maintained over this period.   We will be publishing new Museum material on our website and will continue to support the public with family research and history enquiries.  We will also be contributing items on local history to the Community News.   During this time you can contact the Museum by email at office@halesworthmuseum.org.uk or by telephone contact with the Chair Pauline Wilcock on 01986 873557 or Treasurer Brian Howard on 07715 679711.

To hear more about our plans over this period, and perhaps to catch up on our display regarding the Patrick Stead Hospital if you missed it during the recent Heritage Open Days, you are warmly invited to attend our Annual Public Meeting on 23 November at 7:00 at the United Reformed Church.


However, if you want to visit the Museum during this time, do email us at office@halesworthmuseum.org.uk, and, as long as we have a volunteer available, you will be able to visit us.

After April we will be back to normal:

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12.30 pm.
Wednesday afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm
Group visits are welcomed but must be pre-arranged.

There is easy access for the disabled.

See the exhibition of pictures and prints from our store 

Planning Your Visit
The Museum is at: Halesworth Station,  Station Road, less than five minutes’ walk from the town centre.

Halesworth Museum, Suffolk, Station Building

Entrance is free, though donations are welcomed.

Toilets: On site including Radar accessible access.

Disabled Access: Ramped entrance. Wheelchair access throughout

Parking: If there are spaces in the station car park this can be used by Museum visitors and has spaces for the disabled.
There is a pay and display car park at the bottom of Station Road, five minutes walk and there is parking in the Middle Car Park where the first hour is free.

Family History
We have many local directories and access to some census information.
We are happy for you to access this at the Museum; preferably by prior appointment.
We can also undertake some research for you if you cannot get to the Museum at £5 par hour.

Educational Visits
School groups are welcome by appointment. In house activities and Discover Halesworth – an activity town trail. Teachers are advised to make a preliminary visit to plan and cost activities.

Haleaworth Museum, Suffolk, school visit

Publications
We have a large numbers of books and booklets for sale on local topics, look for the bookshop tab.

Reminiscence Boxes
The museum has a wide a varied collection which can support the school curriculum.
Teacher Resource Boxes are available for World War II, Fossils, Romans,
Victorians, Blacksmith’s craft and Seaside Holidays-getting there..
We also have Rekindling Memories boxes, which have been created for Care Homes and carers. We are happy for these services to be offered free, but if you can make a donation that would be great.

Halesworth Town Trail
Halesworth has a marked Town Trail. The Museum has a free leaflet describing the Trail. Do give it a try!