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Southwold Sailors' Reading Room

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The Reading Room is full of nautical memorabilia, There are model ships, figureheads and lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cath b
Sheringham, United Kingdom
Walk the beach too x quite humble now

Adults older kids too really as you need to read a lot to understand all the Artifacts I was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Sailors Reading Room Sailors Reading Room East Cliff, Southwold IP18 6EL, England
+44 1502 726097
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All reviews maritime history daily papers newspapers to read model ships small donation free attraction piece of history interesting experience delightful place worth a visit little gem lovely atmosphere lots of history fishing industry memorabilia photographs figureheads
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Reading Room is full of nautical memorabilia, There are model ships, figureheads and lots of photographs and news articles. It is a quiet and tranquil place to sit, there are newspapers to read and also an enormous table with some traditional games to play....More

Thank cath b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adults older kids too really as you need to read a lot to understand all the Artifacts I was very moved by this attraction

Thank beentheredoneit2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the front this Victorian Seamans reading room is both a good place for a quiet rest and a history of Southwolds fishing and maritimehistory. As well as 2 of the days papers to read there are comfy chairs all surrounded by models, painting, photos...More

Thank c n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting find. Lots of history displayed beautifully in a tranquil setting. Take a stroll around the reading room and learn about the sailors and fisherman of times past, take a seat on one of the comfy chairs and listen to the world go by....More

Thank DollyD318
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Located right on the seafront at Southwold, this reading room is so interesting and as many have said "atmospheric'. You could spend a lot of time in this room just looking at all the artefacts but every time I have visited I just haven't had...More

Thank fariamike
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The reading provides a look into the history of the lifeboats at Southwold and the surrounding area such as Lowestoft. There are a few models of old ships which I found very interesting to look at. The room also provides an interesting insight into the...More

1  Thank ClamuV
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Walking into this small Reading Room you are surrounded by a huge collection of artefacts and memorabilia including photographs, model ships and books. Not very big but a must for those interested in all things nautical.

Thank LezliC
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The reading room is basically one room with reading tables with current newspapers etc. The walls are choc full og sailor's memorabilia of all kinds, well put together and interesting both to get out of the sun and the rain. The visit need not take...More

2  Thank Ellen A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing snapshot in time, as a small boy our son was fascinated by the models of the ships and the old photographs, I love the newspaper articles and the smell of wood.so much to see and so relaxing and right in the prom looking out...More

1  Thank Elhovo
Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you need a quiet time in a busy day, I recommend a visit to the reading room. Library quiet, and full of local history, you will be surprised by how long you spend in this delightful place.

1  Thank Alex D
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