Admission to Orford Museum is free but English Heritage admission
charges apply to get into Orford Castle.

Open Saturdays and Sundays only in the Winter (November to March); daily opening in the Summer. For exact dates, times and admission charges, please check


Orford Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers. It has no income other than Friends subscriptions and the visitors' donation box. All contributions will be welcomed.

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Temporary exhibitions and a touch-screen kiosk featuring a virtual museum tour are located in the parish church (open daily) for visitors who find the steep steps up to the castle difficult. Wheelchair entry is via the north door of the church.

Exhibition in St Bartholomew’s Church Orford:
The Orfordness Lighthouse, the story of the how the many lighthouses have come and gone, and how their presence on the Ness has influenced the lives of those who lived in Orford and the surrounding villages.  The exhibition was funded by Touching the Tide, a Heritage Lottery Funded landscape partnership scheme.