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.

Check back regularly for new exhibitions, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and more highlights from our collections.

Pride in Suffolk's Past

Get an online taster of our exhibition Pride in Suffolk’s Past: Sharing LGBTQ+ stories past and present

Workin' on those Airdromes

Discovering the experiences of Black American servicemen in Suffolk during the Second World War

Basil Brown: A Pure Piece of Rustic Suffolk

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.

With Love from Dunkirk

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.

I Have Three Homes: Life as an American military child

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.

Suffolk Staycations

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.

Girl with USA flag at RAF Mildenhall

Global Events: Suffolk Stories

Explore the Global Events: Suffolk Stories exhibition online with interactive images, audio, and film.

A parade of Women's Land Army members through a street. Women marching past smile up at the camera; one holds a sign above their heads which says Campsea Ashe, another holds a sign which says Peasenhall

Soil Sisters

Putting the Women’s Land Army on the Map in Suffolk

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From Parchment to Pigment

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?