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Historic maritime museum celebrates anniversary with free admission

PUBLISHED: 12:24 24 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 July 2019

The Lowestoft Maritime Museum is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year.

The Lowestoft Maritime Museum is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year.

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A historic museum which celebrates Lowestoft's rich maritime history will open for free for a week next month to celebrate its anniversary.

Lowestoft Maritime museum, in Sparrows Nest Park, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Maritime museum, in Sparrows Nest Park, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Lowestoft Maritime Museum, in Sparrows Nest Park, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and for its 51st it is putting on a range of family friendly events in August.

From Monday, August 12, to Sunday, August 18, the 'tardis of a museum' has free admission to its displays, models and activities.

Jim Aguss and Colin Dixon from Lowestoft Maritime museum. Picture: Nick ButcherJim Aguss and Colin Dixon from Lowestoft Maritime museum. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Little explorers will join Captain Crabbe and Admiral the cat on a navigation trail around the museum to investigate clues, while older children can try their hand at the fish'n'ships trail or the lighthouse quiz.

There are also special opportunities for visitors to create their own souvenirs, painting rocks and models of ships to take home.

Later in the month Suffolk Artlink will lead an afternoon of tall tales with storyteller Lynn Whitehead.

For a full listing of what's on, visit the Maritime Museum website.

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