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

Sharing Suffolk Stories

Suffolk Archives has developed a countywide programme of activities to complement the development of  The Hold, aimed at engaging more people than ever before with Suffolk’s archival heritage.

One of the largest parts of this programme is Sharing Suffolk Stories, which runs until Spring 2022.

The idea is simple; we enable groups of people to learn more about where they live, create their own responses to it, and share their work as widely as possible – including to new audiences. Participants are supported to delve into our collections to uncover unique stories about the people, places and events of our county, often hidden in the archives.

The ‘sharing’ could take the form of producing a new booklet, creating digital resources, or putting on a talk or lecture, or how about using artwork, drama, storytelling, or music?

If you or the people in your community have a research idea and would like to talk about whether it would be suitable for the Sharing Suffolk Stories initiative, please email

Can we inspire you? Explore some of our stories from the archives and see what you can find.

Our current projects are:

Sharing Suffolk Stories is supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Coastal Communities Fund.