The Museum Story
The Museum was founded on the legacy of the original borough, which includes the mace and seal used by the aldermen and councillors of Dunwich.
This delightful and charming museum will keep you and your children entertained from a short visit to a whole afternoon.
Extended and refurbished in 1998 after a generous grant from the National Lottery it has won numerous awards including the coveted Gulbenhian Prize.
The Reading Room and Museum Charity was created in 1952 to continue the work started by The Dunwich Town Trust in preserving the history of the Town. The Reading Room is the village hall in Dunwich, and it serves the community in many ways, as a meeting place for local groups, coffee mornings, art classes and private functions. It serves as meeting room for the Dunwich Parish Meeting, the Dunwich Town Trust and often the Dunwich Parochial Church Council.
We are currently proceeding to change the charitable status of the organisation into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and combine the work of the Reading Room and Museum into The Dunwich Community Heritage Centre.