Our Events

Upcoming talks, exhibitions and events from the Orford Museum.

To book places at our events,

For Friends and guests, please use our online booking system

For non-Friends, please use our booking form

or email us at info@orfordmuseum.org.uk.

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Son et Lumière

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Orford Museum is delighted to present a spectacular Son et Lumière (Sound and Light show) at the historic Butley Priory telling its story from 1191 to the present day. Thursday August 22nd. Doors open 7pm - performance 8-9pm. Follow the fascinating and dramatic history of 12th century Butley Priory, narrated… Read More >

The Scoliotic Knight: Encounters with Richard III

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

The discovery of the remains of King Richard III raised fascinating new questions. The scoliosis exhibited by the last Plantagenet King's skeleton revealed that the twisted physique of Shakespeare's 'Black Legend' did have at least some basis in fact. But how could such a diminutive person, suffering from a significant… Read More >

The Lost Gardens of Suffolk

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Lost gardens have a strong romantic appeal - things of beauty that have been allowed to slip away from us. In this talk, Edward Martin the archaeologist and landscape historian will show how seemingly unimportant mounds of earth and neglected ponds can, with the help of maps, old photographs and… Read More >

Horatio Nelson – The Making of a Hero

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Peter Gutteridge's talk will tell the story of Nelson's early life from his birth in 1758 in the small north Norfolk village of Burnham Thorpe through to the Battle of Cape Saint Vincent on 14 February 1797 which established him as one of the nation's great heros. The talk will… Read More >

Become a Friend

A year’s Friends of Orford Museum Membership costs £20 a couple (£15 single membership) which includes unlimited entry to Orford castle for 2 adults and up to six children for the year and copies of the Museum’s bulletin The Orford Historian.