Suffolk House was a colonnaded Georgian mansion surrounded by pepper and nutmeg trees. The ownership of Suffolk House changed hands many times in the olden days until it was sold to Methodist Church for use as office and canteen later for ACS. The campaign to restore SH began 50 years ago, it was a battle involving the State, MPPP, Methodist church and PHT.
In 1993, PHT had conducted a full dilapidation study, raised RM80,000 from BHC, SACON (Aust) and SOCFIN (French plantation). State formed Suffolk House committee in 1994 and it took 6 years to effect the land transfer betw State and MBS.
Phase 1 restoration in 2000 – 500,000 allocation from State Govt.
Phase 2 1.5M from State and 2M from HSBC.
In 2008, Suffolk House won the Award of Distinction, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
It is now managed by Badan Warisan Heritage Services Sdn Bhd.