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Historical Event, Sat 25 Mar 2017

Our Story: Neanderthals & Us

Our Story: Neanderthals & Us


Icklingham Road,
West Stow,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP28 6HG


Find out about the people who looked and behaved just like us but were not us in this illustrated talk introducing the very latest discoveries on the people who lived here 30,000 years ago.
This event also includes a chance to handle original objects from this period, and a guided walk to a nearby site with the earliest hearth evidence in Britain.

This event is part of a 6 talk series entitled 'Our Story'.

- The guided walk lasts about an hour, as does the illustrated talk, with an hour or so's break in between.
- The event is suitable for adults and accompanied young people aged 12+; all attendees require tickets.
- Please meet at the West Stow Visitor Centre 10 minutes before the start time
- This event is partly outdoors so please wear sensible clothing
- This event will go ahead in most weather conditions apart from extreme wind and/or rain (introduction inside)
- Normal parking fees apply (£2 for the day, please bring change for the machine)

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 Mar 2017 12:00


Tickets: £15 Adults / £10 Children & Senior Citizens. Booking essential.



See location of West Stow - The First English Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 799714  Lat: 52.31132 Long: 0.63793

By Road:
Follow brown leisure signs from the A14 or A11; the Anglo-Saxon Village is 7 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, off the A1101.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups