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Quiet Day on Orford Ness

This quiet day provides a flexible environment where we’ll be restricting vehicle movements to quiet electric vehicles and bicycles, turning off interactive displays, reducing radio use and lowering levels of lighting where possible.

  • Booking essential

Orford Ness is a great place to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Suffolk Coast, but even here there can be noises that can cause sensory overload for visitors who need or prefer a quiet environment when they visit.

Sensory packs including toys and ear defenders will be available from the Quay Office and the secondhand bookshop. There will be a quiet indoor space out of the elements in Battery Store with bench seating outside for quiet reflection.

Ferries onto Orford Ness will run every 20 minutes between 10am and 2pm, with return ferries running all day up until the site closes at 5pm.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Member£4.50
Adult Non-Member£13.00
Child Member£2.25
Child Non-Member£6.50

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Member Family 1 Adult + 3 children£6.75
Member Family 2 adults + 3 children£11.25
Non Member Family 1 Adult + 3 children£19.50
Non Member Family 2 Adults + 3 children£32.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895

Meeting point

Register at the Quay Office to check in for your ferry crossing 10 minutes in advance.

What to bring and wear

Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location so bring appropriate clothing for spending time outdoors. Wear sensible walking shoes. There are no catering facilities on Orford Ness.

Accessibility

Access is via a ferry which involves steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up of paths, some uneven.

Upcoming events

Event

Overnight Astrophotography Experience 

Awed by the night sky? Wish you could capture its magnificence? Join Chris Greenfield, Astronomer, overnight on Orford Ness and learn how to take amazing photos of the stars over our unique landscape.

Event summary

on
13 Apr 2024
at
17:00 to 23:55
Event

Island of Secrets Walk 

Join us on a walk past the usual 'no entry' signs into the heart of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area and learn about these fascinating buildings.

Event summary

on
14 Apr to 13 Oct 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 6 other dates or times
Event

Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour 

Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

Event summary

on
27 Apr to 26 Oct 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 13 other dates or times
Event

Stargazing - Overnight on Orford Ness 

The coastal location of Orford Ness offers some truly wonderful views of the night skies, affected only by the ports of Felixstowe to the South and Rotterdam faintly in the East. Join us for an overnight event gazing at the stars on Orford Ness.

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on
27 Apr to 1 Jun 2024
at
17:00 to 23:55
+ 1 other date or time