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Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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A wonderful afternoon!

Hampshire-dwellers, we were spending the week in Suffolk and drove over to Stowmarket. The town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loads to see

We visited the Museum on a beautiful summer's day and were very impressed. The staff, mostly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on our beautiful 75 acre site—explore nearly 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails. Learn about fascinating East Anglian crafts and traditional Gypsy culture, get steamed up with our powerful engines and meet our friendly animals including rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Discover 15 splendidly restored historic buildings, including the newly restored Abbot's Hall and try some delicious food and local produce in the new museum cafe.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (10 reviews)
“play area” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hampshire-dwellers, we were spending the week in Suffolk and drove over to Stowmarket. The town was disappointing but luckily we discovered the Museum. As it was mid-afternoon, and the staff didn't want us to miss anything, we were taken around the whole site by a...More

Thank HampshireJulia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Museum on a beautiful summer's day and were very impressed. The staff, mostly volunteers, were very helpful and because of mobility problems, helped my friend and I by giving us a ride on an electric car to the historic hamlet and home...More

Thank mosieCambridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Give it a try. The volunteers work hard and male it a worthwhile place to visit. Rain, shine or what ever gives you the time to spend.....

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Plenty to do. Its a big site and we didn't get all the way around in our visit. Some of the activities are just looking at things but it also has a good mix of play areas and hands on activities both indoors and outdoors.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place it's well worth a visit. Check the website as there are often events on that you may wish to join in with. A great cafe onsite also.

Thank alandelsol
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a very interesting and informative visit to this museum. It was laid out well with nice walks between exhibits and you could spend a whole day here with plenty of areas for picnicking. An ideal family day out.

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. We had a very lovely day and the weather was amazing! The farm was very cute and the little woodland river walk was so lovely!

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were lucky, it was a gorgeous spring day when we visited, but I have visited before and will gladly return whatever the weather. An un-fussy mix of natural beauty, social and agricultural history with a solid understanding of its place in the environment and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great day out looking at rural artifact's or just a peaceful stroll around the beautiful grounds or just pop into the osiers for lunch or afternoon tea. We have been going to the blues festival since it started .The beer festival offers a large...More

Thank garystoten
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had a lovely time walking around the grounds, looking at the animals and playing in the old style shop. Great place to visit, loads to do. We didn't even scratch the surface!

Thank goonette
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is there parking on site
3 August 2015|
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Response from Matthew M |
Even better.... (Taken from the meal website)... PARKING A small car park is located in the grounds of Abbot’s Hall for visitors with access needs only. The carpark can be accessed via the museum entrance. Parking here is... More