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Free entry with Lottery Ticket Sunday March 17th

National Lottery Open Week Aldeburgh Museum has received generous support from the National Lottery to fund its refurbishment.  Each year…

Photo Exhibition in the Aldeburgh Gallery Dec 27- Jan 2nd

Following the very successful exhibition of photos from Aldeburgh Museum's archives at the Aldeburgh Gallery in the High Street last…

Heritage Open Day 2023. Free Entry. Sunday 17 Sept

Heritage Open Day at Aldeburgh Museum – visit for free on Sunday 17th September. Heritage Open Days is England’s largest…


Come and join us on our Smugglers Walks around the Town. Starting from outside the Moot Hall each walk will…

TALK n TOUR – museum guided tours next -13 July

Join us for a FREE 30min Talk'n'Tour of our museum by Sunil, one of our fantastic volunteers on: Friday 23rd…


We have lots of this going on this summer at the Museum including storytelling, walks, tours and children's activities.

1594 Darby Map of Aldeburgh

The famous John Darby map of Aldeburgh dating from 1594 has recently been digitised at high resolution. It shows the…



Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail – Feb 11- Mar 31

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail Aldeburgh Museum has partnered with Kida in Museums and  Walker Books to create a fun…

Photo Exhibition and Book

Our People and Place exhibition runs over Christmas showing photos of Aldeburgh in times gone by.  See details here. We…

Tom Gates Museum Challenge for Kids. Dec 18-31

To mark the release of Tom Gates: Happy To Help, the 20th book in the bestselling Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates…

Queen Elizabeth II

The Trustees and staff of Aldeburgh Museum are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.…

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Guided Tour Booking Form
Using our online virtual tour, one of our expert volunteers will guide your group around the Museum, sharing their detailed knowledge of the collection and the Moot Hall. Tours will be conducted using Zoom and last approximately 1 hour.
Tickets start at £4.95 per person, minimum 5 people in a group.

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Do I have to wear a face covering?

No.  This is now optional (but subject to change).

Can I go into the museum if I just turn up?

Yes please do. We no longer have a pre booking system in place. An admission ticket will be issued on entry.

How do I get a ticket for entry?

Please just turn up and purchase an admission ticket on arrival.

When will you be open?

Are opening times are always from 1pm to 4pm. From April to the end of October we are open every day (except when the building is needed for civic events).  From November through to the end of March, we are open weekends only plus additional days in school holidays/half-terms.

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-house 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 includes:
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 of our workshops, we want you to feel at home here.

We have special activities in school holidays/half-terms.


What is included in my admission ticket?

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.