Orford Museum

Engraving of Orford Castle c1810

Situated within Orford Castle, the museum includes some of the Orford Borough Regalia as well as archaeological finds from the surrounding area. These include rare coins, brooches and pottery dating from Roman and Anglo-Saxon times.

The Bronze Age Story, our newest display, shows the stunning Butley Hoard of axe heads and a replica of the Boyton gold torc on loan from Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

The museum's displays are supplemented by six graphics panels featuring maps, charters, pictures and photographs illustrating fascinating aspects of the Orford story from earliest times until the present day.

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Opening hours

Open Saturdays and Sundays only in the Winter (November to March); daily opening in the Summer. For exact dates, times and admission charges, please check www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/orford-castle/prices-and-opening-times

Admission charges

Admission to Orford Museum is free but English Heritage admission
charges apply to get into Orford Castle.


  • English Heritage

Orford Museum
Orford Castle
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