The museum was established in 1985 after the local history group found pieces of Roman and medieval pottery and decided to share their finds with the local and wider community.
The museum is in a pretty, 17th century timber framed cottage – it’s allegedly the smallest museum in Suffolk – and has a permanent display of brick making. Other changing displays depicting the life of a Suffolk village and there is also a permanent re-construction of part of a Victorian Kitchen.
There is a chair lift available and toilets, including one for disabled visitors. There is also a car park opposite the church and on street parking, refreshments are available nearby and there is an area for picnics.
Talks and village tours can be arranged by appointment: The village centre (a conservation area), St Mary’s Church and Ladyswell (both part of the Pilgrim’s route) are of great interest and tours can last from one to three hours over easy ground.
Woolpit and District Museum, The Woolpit Institute, The Street, Woolpit, IP30, 9TU
T: 01359 240822