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Lowestoft's maritime past on show as museum reopens

PUBLISHED: 13:47 09 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:55 09 April 2019

Lowestoft Maritime Museum has reopened for the new season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Maritime Museum has reopened for the new season. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A museum showcasing Lowestoft's rich maritime history has reopened for the new season.

Lowestoft Maritime Museum has reopened for the new season. President Colin Dixon with chairman Jim Aguss. Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Maritime Museum has reopened for the new season. President Colin Dixon with chairman Jim Aguss. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Maritime Museum, based on Whapload Road, opened on Saturday, April 6, following six months of intensive work from volunteers to ready exhibitions for another year.

Among their tasks has been creating digital records of the museum’s extensive collection, which has involved taking photographs and inputting details about each item one by one.

This year the decision was taken to open the museum - which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 - earlier than usual, coinciding with the Easter break.

Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Society, responsible for running the attraction, hopes to attract more children and families to soak up the town’s history and discover what life was like in days gone by.

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week, until Saturday, October 26. Last admission is at 4pm.

• Anyone interested in volunteering at the museum should contact chairman Jim Aguss on 01502 569165.

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