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Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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Lovely day out, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. We had a very lovely day and the... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Sabrina D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Very special day out for any age. A delight in every way.

We were lucky, it was a gorgeous spring day when we visited, but I have visited before and will... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2017
John A
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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 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. We had a very lovely day and the weather was amazing! The farm was very cute and the little woodland river walk was so lovely!

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We were lucky, it was a gorgeous spring day when we visited, but I have visited before and will gladly return whatever the weather. An un-fussy mix of natural beauty, social and agricultural history with a solid understanding of its place in the environment and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed March 13, 2017

A great day out looking at rural artifact's or just a peaceful stroll around the beautiful grounds or just pop into the osiers for lunch or afternoon tea. We have been going to the blues festival since it started .The beer festival offers a large...More

Thank garystoten
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We had a lovely time walking around the grounds, looking at the animals and playing in the old style shop. Great place to visit, loads to do. We didn't even scratch the surface!

Thank goonette
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Ideal for young families. Lots of room to run around, nice playground with picnic area, farm animals and fantastic cafe. Cheaper entry in the winter as the barns are closed but still loads to do outdoors with lively children. Definitely worth the price of a...More

Thank Katersj2017
Reviewed February 15, 2017

What a lovely museum in a small market town,if the weathers fine take a nice walk outside around all the exhibits and on certain days they have hands on for all ages and don't forget Abbots Hall and the cafe both great places to visit.

Thank paul r
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Went years ago but can distinctly remember some excellent bits for the kids. Well worth it. Beautiful spot too

Thank SaffronLH
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Wonderful day out with grandchildren (10,6,4,18 months) and their parents. Made bunting in Abbots Hall using sewing machine while toddler played with buckets of toys thoughtfully placed in each room; dressed up; put on our own puppet show upstairs; picked up an explorer pack and...More

Thank shaz1Suffolk
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited while visiting Stowmarket. This very well laid out museum is ideal for a nice day as it is mostly outside with nice walks around between exhibits. There is room and scope for more on this site. some of the exibits are basic but still...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Well worth a visit- the house has been sympathetically restored and this together with the various other attractions makes for an interesting trip - there are also extensive grounds with walks, picnic areas etc.

Thank Steve W
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Response from Matthew M |
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