Community Museum at Beccles Library

The Museum runs a ‘Community Museum’ display cabinet in Beccles Library in which members of the public can display their own items of historical interest.

We know from experience that many people have interesting historical objects at home or in their attics or garden sheds, and some are willing to loan them for temporary display for the interest of the public.

If you would like to offer one or more objects for display in the Community Museum, please contact the Curator of Beccles and District Museum on or leave a telephone message on 01502 715722.  

Objects offered for display should have some historical interest, local or more general, and can be from any period of history or prehistory. The story accompanying an object is often as interesting as the object itself. Objects may be of any size though they do need to fit into the display cabinet, which has an area of 120cm by 60cm and 30cm high. It is anticipated that a display will typically last for two or three months.

Examples of recent Community Museum exhibitions are:

  • Scalextric from the 1960's to 2000
  • Local World War 1 diaries
  • Beccles Twinning Association items
  • Tri-ang railways from the 1960's and 1970's