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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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11:00 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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Really interesting day.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank elles1107
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my mum came here by chance, we was visiting an alpaca farm and on way back we was looking for something else to do as we had drove a long way. Spotted the brown signs and so we headed here. It was a little confusing to find at first as when we pulled in we could only see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A varied and interesting look into the workings of East Angling working history. Very well laid out, great for Adults and alike. Admission price not too expensive for what is there on there 24 acre site. Would visit again.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A lovely place in stowmarket to eat. They do very nice meals etc. The staff are always friendly. Reasonable prices. Would recommend.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Loved wandering outside seeing the various buildings and history. East Anglia has a fascinating past. Was a touch underwhelmed by the East Anglian artists exhibition which was quite small. Glad we came on a sunny day. Lots of requests for financial support everywhere which can end up being intrusive.

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Thank Helen T
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very interesting place to visit but a lot of walking in the open air so best on a good dry day. You follow a map to visit various displays in individual buildings well spaced out. They include Gypsy caravans, Lawn Mowers (Ransome history) and individual bays displaying room sets of the past. Kids can run free safely (under supervision of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The museum has a wide variety of exhibits to interest all age groups.We particularly liked the history of Ransomes building and the room with all the trades from clockmaking to saddlery and printing. The cafe is excellent too.

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Thank Christine T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Friendly and helpful staff. Lots of interesting things to see. Very child friendly. Good place to eat Definitely worth a visit

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

You really do need to spend several hours walking around the museum to really enjoy it Lots of outdoor and indoor things to see Inwould prefer to see it on a sunny day as we are in our 60 s we didn't make it all the way round only spending 2 hours there DONT USE YOURVSAT NAV TO FIND THIS... More 

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