Work to extend and re-furbish Mildenhall Museum has begun.
Chairman of trustees, Stephanie Palmer, said: “It will be extended, it will be completely revamped, with new community space - a new museum.”
The extension will allow the Anglo Saxon Lakenheath Warrior to be returned to the area and put on display.
The remains of the warrior and his horse were discovered at Lakenheath air base.
The museum will undergo a slow opening, following the completion of the work, at the end of April 2013.
From the end of April people will be able to come and see the completed work, however it will take some time for all the exhibits to be put back on display.