Mildenhall Museum hosts Suffolk Punch exhibition

Suffolk Punches at work.

Suffolk Punches at work. - Credit: Andy Cresswell

Mildenhall Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition celebrating one of the oldest breeds of heavy horse in the UK, the Suffolk Punch.

The exhibition includes much material loaned by the Suffolk Horse Society and photographs and artefacts loaned by owners or previous owners around Mildenhall, West Row and Soham.

The breed, which can be traced back to 1768, is renowned for its immense strength and power of endurance and was used for various agricultural purposes. The exhibition runs until the end of April.

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed by the volunteer-run museum. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm and Friday from 10.30am to 4.30pm (closed Good Friday.) There is a free no time limit public car park 110 yards from the museum in King Street, IP28 7EX, 30 yards from the war memorial. Visit