The free exhibition will chart the history of the lighthouse, the people who worked in it and how the light saved lives. Alongside the museum’s archives and artefacts will be works by Suffolk artists featuring the lighthouse. There will be an opportunity for children to make their own lighthouse nightlight.
Refreshments will be available.
The exhibition includes a documentary by local film-maker Veronica Worrall. Filmed over three years, it covers history, geography and celebrations, with recollections from local residents and unique footage of lamps and lights inside the lighthouse before the decommissioning.
The exhibition in Orford Town Hall and a documentary film about the lighthouse, are part of Touching the Tide, a programme of more than 30 projects made possible by a grant of £900,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and managed by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Venue: Orford Town Hall, Market Hill, Orford. Free entry.
Date 11th, 12th, 13th September
Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm every day.
Documentary film to be shown during the exhibition