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Upcoming talks, exhibitions and events from the Orford Museum.

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History Talks – Testing landscapes; Orfordness and the atomic bomb by Wayne Cocroft (SOLD OUT)

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

All tickets for this talk have been sold but you can join a waiting list by contacting info@orfordmuseum.org.uk During the First World War the remoteness of Orfordness attracted military researchers investigating how newly invented flying machines could be used as effective weapons of war. This research continued into the inter-war… Read More >

History Talks – Life and Death in the Bronze Age by Edward Martin

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Although the Bronze Age ended around 2,700 years ago, this period witnessed momentous events that still resonate today. As well as marking the point when metals entered into the human consciousness, new research is also indicating that this was a time of dramatic population change across much of Europe, including… Read More >

History Talks – Behind the scenes at the Wallace Collection: Sir Richard’s Armoury by Tobias Capwell

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

The outstanding collection of arms and armour were not just for war but highly prized decorative pieces for rulers and nobles across the world from the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand 1st. The collection was the work of the first four marquesses of Hertford and… Read More >

Lecture by Dr Noël Adams, author of The Celtic Spirit

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Guest lecture about the Celtic Spirit which is being exhibited at Orford Castle until 26th November 2023.
£15 Friends or £18 non Friends.
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Merry Olde Christmas with Chanter’s Jigge

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Merry Old Christmas with Chanter's Jigge: a medley of medieval street music and singing. £16 for Friends or £18 non-Friends.

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A personal 60-year journey on Orford Ness

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

A personal 60-year journey on Orford Ness. David Warren explains his connection with the Ness starting as a Scientific Assistant to becoming an independent military researcher.
£15 Friends or £18 non-Friends.
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The Fenwick Treasure – a hoard of Roman Gold buried during the Boudican Revolt and discovered in Colchester in 2014

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

In 2014 the Colchester Archeological Trust undertook a major excavation at the Williams and Griffin, now Fenwick, department store on Colchester High Street. The Trust uncovered evidence of the Boudican Revolt, including the remains of a house, which had been destroyed by fire, and the remarkable Fenwick Treasure. The Treasure… Read More >

The woodwoses and wildmen of Suffolk

Butley Priory The Clumps, Butley, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodwoses or wildmen - men covered in thick fur, sometimes carrying clubs - are a common sight in Suffolk's churches, carved in stone on fonts, on porches or on church towers. It's a mystery why there are so many woodwoses in Suffolk and so few elsewhere. There are some Medieval… Read More >

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