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


Are you looking to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? Take a look at our Remote Volunteering and Just a Minute challenges.

From discovering local, or even international, stories in our archive or sharing those stories with our local communities, to supporting staff to care for our archive, become part of Suffolk’s story by volunteering with us.

Our volunteers bring the archive to life for researchers and local communities, making more archives accessible and connecting people to the places they live. By volunteering you will develop new skills, make new friends and conserve Suffolk’s history for the next generation.

We have a range of roles to suit people from all walks of life right across the county in our branches in Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich. Whether you’re building on skills you already have or are looking to gain new experiences, everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up to our Volunteer Makers website and accept our challenges:

Read about some of our wonderful volunteer’s in our new online thank you – Cheers Volunteers!