News 5th May 2024: the programme of summer visits is here, with information about the visits and details of how to book.

News 31st March 2024: the Framlingham Photo Project 2011 archive is now on this site here.

Framlingham History Society, a registered charity, aims to encourage and foster interest in the social history of the town and the surrounding district. We do this by talks, presentations and visits. See the programme. More information about the Society here. The L R Squirrell pastel drawing of the castle gateway above reproduced with the kind permission of Mrs Annette Kenny.

Framlingham has many famous sons and daughters, and is the scene of many historical events.

Queen Mary was proclaimed queen from Framlingham Castle in 1553

The first document that Mary wrote as queen was written in Framlingham Castle, and a copy is on display in the Lanman Museum in the Castle.

Sir Henry Thompson, surgeon and polymath, was born in Framlingham in 1820

There is a plaque on the wall of his parents’ shop in Market Hill, which was the home in which he was brought up. This building is now St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop.

Ed Sheeran was brought up and went to school in Framlingham and lives nearby

Framlingham’s spectacular castle is steeped in history, and has been much painted and photographed. This painting is by Leonard Squirrell, copyright © the Lanman Museum

Join us at our meetings to hear talks on many aspects of Framlingham’s history and join us on our summer visits, as detailed in our programme.