Things to do in Lowestoft

and further afield..

Royal Naval Patrol Service

The Museum is located in 'The Stannard Room', on the first floor (the floor above the ground floor) and 'The Europa Room' (behind the War Memorial Museum) which includes the 'slops' shop, in some of the original buildings in Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft.

Maritime Museum

Anyone with an interest in the sea and ships should steer a steady course for Britain's most easterly museum under the lighthouse on Whapload Road. Open daily from May to September, Lowestoft Maritime Museum specialises in the history of the Lowestoft fishing fleet, from early sail to steam and through to the modern diesel-powered vessels.

Minsmere Nature Reserve

Set on the beautiful Suffolk coast, Minsmere offers both families and birdwatchers an enjoyable day out. Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to the excellent birdwatching hides. In the summer you can watch avocets and marsh harriers or hear booming bitterns. On the beach, a special area is cordoned off to protect nesting little terns.


Southwold has a range of well maintained places to visit. The Pier is renowned, and has now been totally renovated, jutting out from the award winning golden beach. The centre of town has a traditional market place, close to some excellent town museums, with the lighthouse dominating the town's skyline.

Suffolk Wildlife Park

Africa Alive! Enjoy a walking family safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions, set in 80 acres of dramatic coastal parkland.
Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas and hundreds more African animals and birds.

Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is a unique area of water, grazing marshes, fen and woodland, and home to some of the rarest plants and creatures in the UK. It is Britain's largest protected wetland, having similar status to a national park.


Norwich, the capital of Norfolk, was once second only to London in importance, growing out of several small Saxon settlements at the lowest fording point along the River Wensum.
Before the Norman Conquest of 1066, Norwich was one of the largest towns in England. The conquerors built a castle and a cathedral, and established a new market place which is still in use today.