Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft

Suffolk Record Office holds an amazing range of information about the history of Suffolk and its people.

Some of the records go back to the 12th century, but not everything is old. You'll also find items from recent times relating to individuals and a wide range of organisations, such as churches, chapels, schools, hospitals, clubs and societies.

Each branch has a substantial collection of Local Studies material.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9.30-16.30 (Closed on Wednesdays and Sundays)

Admission charges

Free of charge

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Suffolk Record Office

Queen Victoria at 200

  • 1 May — 31 July 2019

2019 celebrates the 200th anniversary since Queen Victoria was born. Visit our free display showcasing her and all things Victorian at Lowestoft Record Office.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Hands on Parish Registers. A talk by Kerry Meal

  • 8 June 2019 11am-12pm

You will get the opportunity to learn about parish registers as well as actually getting the chance to handle original registers from the 1500s onwards. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking about starting their family history so why not come along but be warned, this can be addictive!

Admission

£7.50

Website

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/

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The Search for Thomas Alert. A talk by Louise Kennedy, Suffolk Record Office

  • 7 February 2019 2:30-4pm

Join Louise as she delves in to the story of Thomas Alert, a little African slave boy who had been brought half way across the world in 1846 and given into the care of the local vicar in Lowestoft. Discover his story that spanned the world and includes key figures in the Anti-Slavery campaign including the Gurney family and William E. Gladstone.

Admission

£7.50

Website

http://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk

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The Story of Borley Rectory - “The Most Haunted House in England?” A talk by Ivan Bunn, Suffolk Record Office

  • 27 February 2019 7-9pm

Dubbed “The Most Haunted House in England” this was the culmination of decades of ghostly and unexplained happenings there. In this talk Ivan Bunn will look at the history of the rectory, the strange events said to have taken place there and the personalities involved. Tea and coffee is included in the price and will be served partway through.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£7.50

Website

http://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk

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Drop in Family History Sessions @ Halesworth Library

  • 3 April 2019 10am-4pm

Do you have questions about your family history research? Do you want some advice on how to start and what resources are available from Suffolk Record Office? Drop in (10-12) or book a half hour slot (1-4) at Halesworth Library.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Halesworth Library
Bridge Street
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8AD
England

Additional info

https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/libraries/halesworth-library/

Website

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/

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'Time Out’: Oliver Cromwell, Lowestoft and the Curfew Bell

  • 7 May 2019 2-3:30pm

On 14 March 1643 Oliver Cromwell came to Lowestoft with his soldiers and arrested many leading townsfolk. This talk will look at the background to the event, what happened and its repercussions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Lowestoft Library
Clapham Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1DR

Website

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/

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Walk the Wall! A walk and talk by Ivan Bunn, Suffolk Record Office

  • 7 July 2019 11am-2pm

Join historian Ivan Bunn on another of his fascinating walks, this time exploring Lowestoft’s North Sea Wall , its environs and history.

Admission

£7.50

Website

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft
Lowestoft Library
Clapham Road South
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1DR
England

Website

http://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk

E-mail

lowestoft.ro@suffolk.gov.uk

Telephone

01502 674680

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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