Explore Suffolk Archives from home with our brand new online exhibitions. We will be digitally sharing highlights from our collections, community work, and volunteer activities.
Get an online taster of our exhibition Pride in Suffolk’s Past: Sharing LGBTQ+ stories past and present
Discovering the experiences of Black American servicemen in Suffolk during the Second World War
Basil Brown is famous for his career defining discovery of a largely undisturbed Anglo-Saxon Ship burial at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Here at Suffolk Archives, you can delve into his personal notebooks, diaries and photographs to discover more about the man behind the treasure.
Explore a collection of extraordinary letters written by men of the 1st Suffolk Regiment serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France between 25th and 27th May 1940, during the British army’s retreat towards Dunkirk. For some, it would be the last message they sent to family and friends; not all of the letters’ authors made it home.
Using records from Suffolk Archives as a starting point, students from American military schools in Suffolk share their perspectives on living in the UK, and what it’s like to make multiple moves around the world during your childhood.
Take a look back at some ‘stay at home’ holidays from the past. From trips to the Victorian seaside to caravanning in the 1960s, you can explore what holidaying was like in Suffolk before air travel became popular.
Explore the Global Events: Suffolk Stories exhibition online with interactive images, audio, and film.
Putting the Women’s Land Army on the Map in Suffolk
From minerals and metals to plants and pulp, how did people in the past make all of the things that we look after in our collections today?