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Exhibition, Sat 16 Apr 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017


Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum of East Anglian Life


Ms Patsy Cane

01449 612229


Crowe Street,
IP14 1DL


The 2015 Suffolk Museum of the Year, the Museum of East Anglian Life, is pleased to announce its latest temporary exhibition, "Life through the Eyes of East Anglian Artists". The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, and watercolours by well-known 19th and 20th century artists from our region; many of which have never been publicly displayed before. The pictures will be complemented by artefacts from the Museum collection to connect what we see with how we live now and in the past.

Lisa Harris, Collections and Interpretation Manager says, "The exhibition will cover farming and country life including harvest and the wool trade, as well as taking a look at the coastal economy and transport in the countryside.

Some of the artists may be familiar such as John Moore, Arthur James Stark and brothers Thomas and Edward Robert Smythe from the nineteenth century and the drawings of twentieth century artists Anna Airy and Harry Becker. All have connections with East Anglia and the works have been selected to illustrate the living and working conditions of local people.

The subjects of the paintings are brought to life by objects from the collection of the Museum of East Anglian Life, including shepherd's clothing, farm implements and domestic necessities."

The works that feature in this exhibition are selected from the private collection of the late Harold Day, author of many books on East Anglian Art, who began collecting in the early 1960's. Many of the oil paintings are presented in their original frames and most have never been on public display before. This Exhibition represents a unique opportunity to see these beautiful pictures in the historic Abbots Hall, alongside examples of the real life objects found in them, selected from the Museum of East Anglian Life's own Collection.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Sat 16 Apr 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017

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Map reference: TM 047585  Lat: 52.18709 Long: 0.99452

By Road: Take the A14 to Stowmarket. It is signposted from the A14 and the B1115. Maps are available on our website.
Stowmarket Station is a 5 minute walk.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Stowmarket station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality