The new Aldeburgh Museum is opened to the public on October 11th after a complete makeover. The Grade I listed Tudor Moot Hall has had a complete refurbishment.
The new exhibition spaces are filled with interactive displays, digital media installations and atmospheric audio to bring the story of the town and the wider region to life. Residents will be able to gain new insights into some of the rich history on their doorstep.
Visitors now have the chance to see a number of high-profile objects that have never been displayed in the region before.
Councillor Catherine Howard-Dobson, curator for the museum, says the new museum has been very much commissioned by the people of the town: “Aldeburgh has a fascinating story. A great museum makes you feel an affinity with your own area; it’s a source of civic pride and a fantastic asset for Aldeburgh.”
The revamp has been made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund of approximately £745K. The project includes, not only the refurbishment of the museum and its displays, but new activities and events. A number of other organisations including Aldeburgh Town Council, East Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, The Lord Belstead Trust, local societies, businesses and individuals have raised £55,000 in match funding.