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Aldeburgh Museum is launching an amazing and exciting new archaeological display this Spring to coincide with the Easter weekend beginning Friday 15th April. On show will be the famous Bradwell Anglo-Saxon small bronze horse and rider and an Anglo-Saxon bead necklace, also a gold plated late bronze age penannular ring and a medieval quatrefoil brooch found locally. Each will have a story to tell. The exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the summer season.

The museum, in collaboration with the Aldeburgh Local History Society, will be hosting a talk on this amazing bronze horse entitled The Bradwell Mounted Warrior: A New Anglo-Saxon Riddle.  The lecture will be by the well-known Angela Care Evans, an expert on Anglo Saxon metalwork and ex curator at the British Museum. It will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday 20th April in the Old Generator Station.  Tickets are selling fast, must be prebooked, and are available here

Children’s activities

For our younger visitors, we will be helping them make a replica Anglo-Saxon necklace on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday (April16th and 18th). Also, we will be running a fun activity every day until the end of May to celebrate the launch of the book ‘Super Silly Museums’ written by the very popular children’s author Nick Sharratt.  This activity will be available at the desk and will be free with admission. The book will be available to purchase in the museum shop.

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When will you be open?

We are open weekends in March but every day from 1 April until 31 October.

How accessible is the museum?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs (coming soon). Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support (coming soon) and a handling collection and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability, dementia or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff.  In due course we expect to have SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

If you have any additional needs please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is there for children?

Whether you have tiny tots or teenagers, there’s plenty to do with the family. There is dressing up as a mini mayor, games and challenges, trails and more.

Whether that’s seeing our exhibitions or taking part in one our workshops, we want you to feel at home here.

Note: because of the Covid-19 pandemic some of these activities for children are suspended.


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Your admission ticket includes entry to all our temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays.  Your ticket enables you to visit multiple times over a one year period though does not cover special events.