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Museum of East Anglian Life

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A variety of interesting features, facts and heritage.

If you have a wide interest in heritage, engineering, agriculture or just want to broaden your... read more

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Robert F B
Colchester, United Kingdom

What was good was good - in particular, the industrial zone was very interesting and the walks were... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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All reviews farm animals all ages play area the main house open space great little cafe beautiful grounds on display traction engines beer festival sunny day few hours the barn hidden away excellent cafe hall exhibits
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If you have a wide interest in heritage, engineering, agriculture or just want to broaden your historical knowledge and horizons then take a trip out and visit the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket just off the main town. There is something for all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

We went here this morning with some trepidation having read quite mixed reviews on TripAdvisor It could be so good but it doesn’t really know what it is. The area that the museum encompasses is far too big for the exhibits that it has and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

What was good was good - in particular, the industrial zone was very interesting and the walks were nice. However, the house was a bit boring and the animal section not a good as I expected. However, it was worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank BradleyGas
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Lovely place to take children of all ages. Great family day out. Very educational. My granddaughter of 2 just loves it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Travelled for 45 minutes to visit the site on the basis of the website and touris leaflets. I have visited hundreds of museums and attractions around the world and this is possibly the most disappointing ever. Most of the exhibits came with no information. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank JustAOG
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

We visit often and have a silver membership pass lots to see and nice to take a toddler so they can walk without worring about them, my boy love the animals and all the staff and very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank paulaaC1992RP
Reviewed July 27, 2019

This is great for dog walks, we are members and really only ue the grounds for walking. It is a safe environment, where dogs are kept on leads. Very good.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed July 20, 2019

This venue is a window into bygone days with its collection of re sited and restored old buildings both domestic and industrial. The entrance and information centre is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. The museum is set in 70+ acres and for the people...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank john1maskell
Reviewed July 3, 2019

This is a wonderful place to take small children. There are so many things to discover, loads of sheds with all different farm machinery, traction engines and many more things. There is also a little farm at the far end too! We were only popping...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank littlepinkhearts
Reviewed June 3, 2019

We spent four hours at the museum on a sunny day. The combination of beautiful grounds, farm animals, historic buildings and machinery made the visit a great success, especially for our 18 month old grandaughter. The picnic areas are thoughtfully sited and we made full...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank johnofthefarm
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norman p
August 3, 2015|
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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