Discover Suffolk’s history with new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website

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Suffolk County Council’s Archaeological Service is proud to announce the launch of its new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website.

Published 20 May 2020.

Suffolk County Council’s Archaeological Service is proud to announce the launch of its new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website at heritage.suffolk.gov.uk offering users a completely free resource of interesting up-to-date information on the archaeology and history of Suffolk.

The new website includes an upgraded searchable interactive map and a database of known archaeological sites, which can be used to discover more about Suffolk’s history from the comfort of your home.

Alongside free downloadable publications and resources, there is updated guidance and best practice advice on finds recording and access to the county’s archaeological archives.

The website features key archaeological sites and projects, such as Suffolk’s World War II heritage. You can find out more about the internationally significant Anglo-Saxon site at Rendlesham, its 12 years of ongoing archaeological research and results, with podcasts and archaeological reports.

A dedicated section on Ipswich also summarises the town’s development through the ages, featuring the recently completed ‘Urban Archaeological Database’ with useful archive and planning guidance. There are also lots downloadable activities for families and children.

Councillor Richard Rout, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said:

“The new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website is exciting and will inspire a love of history in the next generation. It will allow the public far and wide to access and celebrate Suffolk’s unique heritage online. ”

The new website will be regularly updated with new content, blog posts and information. Discover the new Suffolk Heritage Explorer website: heritage.suffolk.gov.uk.