The Suffolk Archives statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its services is available to read here.

A sneak peek inside The Hold

The Hold is Suffolk’s brand new archive centre on Ipswich Waterfront; offering state-of-the-art facilities for archive storage and plenty of space for visitors to enjoy the wonderful collections, as well as a café, shop, exhibition gallery, and teaching space shared with the University of Suffolk.

Construction of The Hold has progressed well despite the recent challenges and, with new health and safety plans in place, it is likely that the building will now have a phased and gradual opening.

We hope these photographs from R G Carter, shared as part of the Heritage Open Days festival 2020, whet your appetite for a future visit; we look forward to welcoming you to The Hold in person very soon!

Don’t forget to check out our new online display inspired by this year’s Heritage Open Days festival theme of Hidden Nature

To see what else is happening near you for Heritage Open Days, visit the festival website.