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Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
01449 612229
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Stowmarket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing day out. Me and my boyfriend had a fantastic day learning new things around this museum. Their were animals there, welcoming staff and we even bought a couple of plants that were 50p each. A tomato plant and a cucumber plant. As we were walking around we had a look at how they used to live... More

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stowmarket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A really interesting museum in Stowmarket, in a lovely setting, lots of activities for children, and very good displays, animals to pet, a mill and windmill, and a spectacular river walk.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So much to see, and so much of interest. There is something for everyone here - adults and children. Spent 5 hours here and didn't see it all! Friendly and helpful staff too, and great little cafe. Highly recommended.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A wonderful experience, took my grandchildren they really enjoyed it,as I did, a step back into history. some decent places to eat, generally reasonable priced. A great day out.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great little restaurant in a lovely setting. Awesome cakes too! Friendly small restaurant in the grounds of the Museum. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Needham Market, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A wonderful place to visit for children of all ages (us blokes never grow up!) ;) - An absolute must for young families for a day out, perfect for picnics or from the cafe. Beautiful river, ponds, farm animals, steam engines galore and both water & wind mills. Rural East Anglia played out from all the ages.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

In the middle of Stowmarket (the post code takes you to the back entrance the wrong side of Asda) this museum is based around the old Queen Anne manor house which is itself interesting plus a number of old buildings brought from all over Suffolk. Lots of traction engines, a working water mill (at 1500 every day) plus farm and... More

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suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Nice little eaterie,good local produce ... Good coffee. Good wheel chair access ability Nice play area for gran kids !!..

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A peaceful educational meseum in the heart of Stowmarket. Ideal for a weekend family day out. good shop lots of parking. Next to Asda store.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My daughter and I took my grandson here for lunch. The meal was quick and tasty, but the best thing is the play area inside. It is small but very good for toddlers.

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