Suffolk Record Office is working on an ambitious project to develop a new heritage centre, in partnership with the University of Suffolk: The Hold. The project is supported by heritage organisations across Suffolk and in May 2016, received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Hold will create a new, flagship heritage facility and a reshaped Record Office service, launching people, young and old, on new voyages of discovery.
Located within Ipswich’s unique and regenerating Waterfront, The Hold will house the bulk of Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives. It will also be the engine for a transformed, audience-focused service reaching out to diverse communities in Ipswich, the county and the nation, through its activity and digital programmes, engaging people in new and exciting ways.
The Hold should open its doors in 2019, in time for the 900th anniversary of Suffolk Record Office’s oldest document.
It already contains several pages of Wivenhoe related information and can be found at: https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/the_hold/