Haunted: Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds
Stewart | On 28, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at the Manor House Museum
The old Manor House Museum on Honey Hill in Bury St Edmunds had a reputation with the locals as being very haunted…
There’s one spooky account of a ghostly family visiting the building only to disappear into thin air!
One of the rooms in the Manor House is said to be haunted by a monk.
In 1998, the manager of the Manor House Museum witnessed a ghostly apparition of a Victorian man dressed in a black coat and grey pin-striped trousers disappear through a panel in the wall of the old kitchen…
He thought that he was once probably a butler at the house!
In the last century, a chamber maid called Sarah hung herself in one of the rooms.
Some of the museum’s members of staff reported seeing a blurred figure hanging from a beam in the garret window in the same room where Sarah committed suicide.
Other members of staff have been scared witless when they saw an apparition of a woman in a long dress disappearing through a wall in the museum’s garden.
A ghostly figure of a roundhead soldier from the English Civil War has also been seen by terrified witnesses walking across the museum’s courtyard!
Alan Murdie (2013) Haunted Bury St Edmunds. The History Press
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!