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 upcoming exhibition Pride in Suffolk's Past: Sharing LGBTQ+ stories past and present
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.
The Herd Community
The Creative Change group ran online creativity sessions during COVID-19. The ‘Herd Community’ elephants made from recycled plastic milk bottles became really popular.
Watch the videos and have a go at making your own at home.
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?
The road to VJ Day
75 years on from VJ Day, we explore the stories of Suffolk men who were taken prisoner in the Far East and how our county marked the end of the Second World War.
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.
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.
VE Day 75
Suffolk Archives marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day when Germany surrendered during the Second World War. Through images, audio, and newspaper extracts explore how Suffolk marked this day in 1945.