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Museum of East Anglian Life

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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Grandson worked there

He found the job and the staff very pleasant and he really enjoyed his work experience they made... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
There are many things here to interest you

There are many bits and peices here, along with buildings to interest you here. They have special... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
John S
Stowmarket, 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...more
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Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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All reviews farm animals play area all ages open space couple of hours great little cafe open air on display information boards wheelchair access beautiful grounds beer festival few hours look no further take your time individual buildings small farm
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

He found the job and the staff very pleasant and he really enjoyed his work experience they made him very welcome.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jeanburch17
Reviewed 6 November 2018

There are many bits and peices here, along with buildings to interest you here. They have special weekend event's like steam working and cider and beer festival and a really great firework display in november around the usual time so do not miss it. Keep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Good collection of exhibits, especially the steam section history of Ransomes also good. The grounds are lovely to walk round and staff very helpful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dennishD8247MB
Reviewed 6 October 2018

An excellent museum, hidden away in the centre of a quiet market town. Many, many interesting exhibits from through the ages, set in acres of lovely parkland. You can spend hours and hours here. They have got some great stuff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A very pleasant experience for my daughter, 2 grandchildren aged 8 and 4 and I. We walked around the whole ground, visited all the individual buildings, saw the animals, the windmill, watermill, chapel, playground, maize mace and finally Abbots house and garden. Everything certainly reflects...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

A great welcome from very friendly staff who introduce you to a museum spread over many acres. There are many buildings with well presented items and comprehensive details of the age, maker and user.With a lunch at the Osier Cafe it allows for a full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank derek68284
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Even though it is apparently in the middle of Stowmarket, the site is pretty large! The buildings all have many things on display - not just empty like some other heritage sites - and there is plenty to do for adults and children alike. Easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GremAndTabs
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Nice walks and some very interesting things to look round - enjoyed the windmill and the gypsy caravans. Some bits were less interesting but that’s probably personal preference.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drinky97
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A nice place to visit for the day. Quite a lot of walking to see everything but they do provide a golf buggy if you aren't as mobile. My elderly mum had a guided tour on the buggy and she said the lady was very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Tranquil setting with plush grounds and a very serene atmosphere. Its a perfect setting for a wedding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garethmckay2
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norman p
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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