Pride in Suffolk's Past

A unique exhibition exploring celebrating LGBTQ+ stories from Suffolk's past and present.

Pride in Suffolk’s Past
explores the hidden histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people in Suffolk’s past. Due to legal and social repression, these stories have all too often gone untold. Through original documents found in Suffolk Archives and local collections, these experiences can now be shared for future generations to understand how things have changed over time, and what work is still to be done.

Alongside contributions shared by the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk today and discussion pieces, Pride in Suffolk’s Past presents the experiences of Suffolk residents through a period of significant change in attitudes towards sexuality and gender identity.


Entry to the exhibition if FREE however you'll need to book a time slot to help the venue manage visitors to maintain social distancing. Time slots are available every 30mins from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Click here to book.


Face coverings are required throughout the exhibition gallery and The Hold unless you're exempt for medical reasons. Please make sure to follow the social distancing guidance in place. Groups are welcome to the exhibition however they must be of six people or fewer.   


The Hold, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LN


The Hold


17/05/2021 - 04/07/2021