Association for Suffolk Museums


Join Association for Suffolk Museums to find out more about the region’s rich maritime past.

Can you tell a fid from a thimble or a bloater from a kipper? Lowestoft has been making a living from its surrounding waters for over 400 years and many of the town’s traditions and communities are built around this briny harvest.

Explore the techniques, tools and equipment from Lowestoft’s historic fishing industry and discover how and why the town’s heritage is so closely linked to its coastal waters. At the Association for Suffolk Museum’s interactive display you will be able to get hands-on with objects and artefacts from local museums and meet real life characters… Watch out for the Red herrings!