Clare Ancient House Museum
Clare Ancient House Museum
A lovely museum detailing the history of the historic Suffolk village of Clare and its inhabitants, through displays on local education, leather goods, clothing, transport, and brewing. There is a small entry fee.
The museum is housed in a Grade I listed building that dates back to the 15th century. The house was thought to have been used as a dwelling, a bakery, and a workhouse at various times over the centuries. It is half-timbered, and features lovely pargeting, or moulded plasterework, making a suitably attractive venue for this charming museum.

The village of Clare is well worth visiting; apart from the museum, Clare boasts an Iron Age fort, a Saxon earthwork, a Norman castle. There is also Clare Priory, the first Augustinian foundation in England, and a fantastic 14th century parish church.