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Museum of East Anglian Life

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Address: Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
Phone Number: +44 1449 612229
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on our beautiful 75...
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.
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Well worth a visit for all the family plenty to see decent walks and clean loos a play area for the kids to let of steam and a relaxing eating area

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Well worth a visit for all the family plenty to see decent walks and clean loos a play area for the kids to let of steam and a relaxing eating area

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A good day out for all ages. It was interesting and factual. There is a range of things to do within the museum - good for all ages. Highly recommended for those visiting the area. There was pleasant staff that were very welcoming and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had an excellent day at this attraction. The staff were all excellent. There was plenty to see and do for all ages. To see everything you must be prepared to do a fair amount of walking, which is no problem on a dry day. We thought it was excellent value for the number of hours we spent there.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots of local history on offer here. Some good walks and lovely afternoon teas. Plus the annual beer festival

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I enjoyed the machinery and engines etc., but my wife thought that there was a lack of home living on display.Pleasant grounds to enjoy on a nice day.Thought that it was a little overpriced for what is on show.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We've been round the museum when my son was small and it was excellent. It's the cafe we now visit, the present organisation is much improved from 3 years' ago, food excellent with good size portions. No charge to go into cafe - and the tourist info place is good too.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Museum of East Anglian Life is a great place for a day out with all the family. There are woodland walks and many attractions to look at that give an insight into life 'back in the day'. There is a children's play area and a riverside walk. Picnic tables, or a lovely cafe. Attractions are both inside and out... More 

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Lowestoft
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were very lucky to visit on a beautiful sunny day, so we experienced the very best of the grounds and had a lovely walk through - taking a look at life in Suffolk over the years. From farm machinery to traveller caravans to farm animals and a look at how people lived many years ago. A great day for... More 

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great place to eat a light lunch. We were told food is locally sourced. Portions are small but very tasty. You can keep yourself entertained by visiting the museum or buy really nice souvenirs at the museum shop. Very nice place, all in one spot.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum, there was something for everyone. Went with my 4-year-old daughter and my 78-year-old father. Plenty of interest in terms of local history but also outdoor space, play areas and animals. Staff were friendly and we had a nice light lunch at the cafe. We spent around 4 hours there including time for lunch and coffee and... More 

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