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Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum of East Anglian Life


Crowe Street,
IP14 1DL


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.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for visually impaired


Adult £6.90, Adult Group £7.00, Adult Season ticket £25, Concession £5.90, Concession Group £6.00, Concession Season ticket £20, Joint Season ticket £39, Child (4 to 16) £3.90, Child Group £3.75, Child Season ticket £12.

Two-adult Family Entry £19.00, Two-adult Family Season ticket £55, Single-adult Family entry £13, Single-adult Family Season ticket £37, School Party per child £3.25.



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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 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired