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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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Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Living History Day

Great day with lots of things to see in the museum generally. History was brought to life by the people that were dressed in a particular period, there were Romans right up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day with lots of things to see in the museum generally. History was brought to life by the people that were dressed in a particular period, there were Romans right up to World War II. The costumes were amazing, my favourite was Elizabeth I, she looked like the real thing! Well done to all on such a brilliant day.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could quite easily spend a whole day here. There is something for the young and the old here. It is set out in different parts of the area and plenty of toilets around. There are steam engines and printing presses, gypsy caravans and farm instruments and machinery. There are play areas for children and small animals including pigs, goats,... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently went to a living history day here (sat 13th Aug) and it was great loads to see and get involved with would definitely go again! Downside was everything was so spread out and when you've got kids it's not easy for them to walk everywhere, so some of the things we missed sadly, also signs would of been... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband spent from 10am till 3pm looking round the museum and grounds.The museum was set in a large plot of land which includes a dismantled and reconstructed local cottage and factory.There is also a manor house with walled garden and various barns.The many rooms which are reconstructed to look as they would be in olden times had... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes took our 3 grandchildren out to visit we had a good time took about 5 hrs to look around also there was displays on as had printed there names on a4 saying they had visit also you choose what design We also went to the cafe and had something to eat/drink.it was priced so you get a family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Astonishing size and variety of exhibition spaces. Initially we were less than impressed, as the areas just inside the entrance are ready for some investment and upgrading. However, we persisted, walked out legs off, powered up with lunch and afternoon tea, and still there was more to enjoy. A museum intern (funding) was kind enough to explain that due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum and had a very enjoyable day out. It is very spacious, clean and tidy with lots of interesting exhibits housed in various different buildings. The grounds are well kept with picnic benches plentiful toilets ( makes a nice change) and good signage. Cafe was also very good, pleasant staff providing excellent service with... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How wonderful to sit by the pond in the summer sunshine. Staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable. I take my grandsons in to the museum buildings and grounds to teach them about life in past years. This museum is an asset to us all.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Lots of local history to see, farm animals, walks, open space, country house cafe etc. well worth a visit!

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Then go outside and explore the grounds and see the types of buildings and equipment that drove Anglian agriculture

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