The Hold

The Hold is the flagship heritage facility for Suffolk located on the University of Suffolk Ipswich campus.

The Hold is a partnership between Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Archives and the University of Suffolk. It has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, other national organisations, and local Suffolk heritage groups. 

With more than 900 years of the county's rich and diverse history to discover,  this exciting new building allows people of all ages and backgrounds to step inside and discover more about where they live and their own heritage.  

The Hold is open to everyone, offering not only archives specific services in the searchroom, library, and education room, but also state-of-the-art public facilities and teaching spaces for staff and students from the University of Suffolk. An exhibition gallery, café, shop and garden complete the visitor experience.

The Hold opened its doors to the public for the first time in September 2020. For more information on the facilities, including opening hours, please visit Suffolk Archives.