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Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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A gem!

Didn't know what to expect from the museum just saw a sign for it and figured we'd give it a shot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rwest82
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Fabulous

We had a fabulous day out at this outdoor museum. It’s very reasonably priced we could have spent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
middleofthefastlane
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“farm animals” (8 reviews)
“play area” (7 reviews)
“all ages” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
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+44 1449 612229
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"farm animals"
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"play area"
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"all ages"
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"walled garden"
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"open space"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"traction engines"
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"working watermill"
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"information boards"
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"on display"
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"beer festival"
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"we spent hours"
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"look no further"
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"victorian school"
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"small farm"
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"great cafe"
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"river walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect from the museum just saw a sign for it and figured we'd give it a shot. Really glad we did. A lovely place with a really good variety of things to see from recreations of old rooms to gardens and...More

Thank rwest82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day out at this outdoor museum. It’s very reasonably priced we could have spent all day there. Wonderful cafe on site, plants and vegetables for sale at exceptionally low prices we will return it’s beautiful.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit , absolutely fascinating museum . Gives A really good insight into the past

Thank Trace186258
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the great machines of our past especially the ransomes exhibit which my wife had family memories of . House a bit unusual but worth a look in

Thank Trevor E
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Museum of East Anglian Life is a fantastic, informative place to visit. If you want to learn about life in Suffolk then look no further. There are plenty of interesting exhibits to view with accompanying information. Entrance to the museum is very reasonable and...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the cafe for some lunch. Gave our orders and paid. The food was very late and the portion of prawn cocktail minute compared to had been served to other customers. My advice is give it a miss or go there with a...More

1  Thank Daniela M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Visited this museum by train. Very easy access, around a 10 minute walk from the station. The name 'museum' is misleading, it is more of a park: I would definitely bring walking shoes if I went again! You can easily spend all day here! When...More

Thank Pranker797
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Visited with friends and just love to have the room to move around and look at the past.Good shop and the little restaurant also caters for all.Also visited in the past when a special day was on view. This site is so large that you...More

1  Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I attend the Café on a regular basis, and although a limited menu the food is always good. At times the service can be rather slow, this is normally when they are very busy. The Staff are always polite and helpful, although the tables are...More

Thank wonderfree41
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Great for walks. The dog needs to stay on the lead at all times, but it is a lovely, wide open space in the centre of Stowmarket. We have taken annual membership, which works out much, much cheaper and we are looking forward to going...More

1  Thank Robin B
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66dolly66
3 August 2015|
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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
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