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Museum of East Anglian Life

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Seventy acres of superb Suffolk countryside in the centre of Stowmarket, housing collections of historic buildings, domestic life, agriculture, industrial history and crafts.

Opening Times

The Museum of East Anglian Life is a 75 acre open air museum, situated in the heart of Stowmarket. Consisting of 15 historic buildings and collections of over 40,000 objects telling the story of East Anglia through the ages.

Explore nearly 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails, learn about fascinating East Anglian crafts, traditional Gypsy culture, steam engines and rare breed animals.

The Museum also has just opened the newly refurbished traditional Queen Anne Style house Abbots Hall. Abbots Hall has 9 exhibition rooms with displays exploring the ideas of home and belonging in East Anglia.

On site cafe The Osier serves up traditional home made food, as well as a delicious selection of tea and cakes.

Look out for our fascinating events including Beer Festival, Steam and Crafts and Traditional Music Day.

Opening Times

The museum grounds are open for the community to take exercise Monday – Friday 12pm-2pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

  • Accepts Groups
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted No Fee
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Education Study Area
  • Facilities For Corporate Hospitality
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Catering
  • On-Site Light Refreshments
  • Picnic Site
  • Public Toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host
Museum of East Anglian Life
Crowe Street
IP14 1DL