Suffolk Archives Foundation

The Suffolk Archives Foundation exists to support the Suffolk Record Office in its work to protect, preserve and promote 900 years of unique historical collections. Right now, we are excited to be helping deliver the vision for a new heritage centre for Suffolk, being developed in partnership by Suffolk County Council and the University of Suffolk.

Called ‘The Hold’, the centre will be purpose-built to store, display and interpret the county’s treasured archives and make them accessible to all. Situated on Ipswich’s unique and regenerating Waterfront, it will have a major impact in the transformation of the county town of Suffolk. But the project is about much, much more than just a building – it will be the engine for a countywide programme of learning, events, and activities that will engage more people with Suffolk’s archival collections.

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Supported by volunteers, we undertake a wide range of activities to assure the preservation, accessibility and recovery of Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives for everyone.