Museums

The Museum of East Anglian Life

Suffolk - Stowmarket

United Kingdom

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CONTACT INFO

01449 612229
enquiries@eastanglianlife.org.uk
Museum of East Anglian Life
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1DL
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
March November
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30

OFF PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
November March
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

ADMISSIONS

Entry

Adult Price ( £ 7.50 )
Child Price ( £ 4.25 ) *Age Limit 4 - 16 Years
Senior Price ( £ 6.50 ) *

Parking & Other

Free parking Parking restricted to visitors with access needs.

DESCRIPTION

The Museum of East Anglian Life is one of the biggest Museums in Suffolk. It occupies over 80 acres of countryside in the heart of Stowmarket.

The land was originally part of the Home Farm for the Abbot’s Hall estate.
The estate's history dates from medieval times when it was an outlying manor for St Osyth’s Priory in Essex. It passed through numerous owners until it was purchased by the Longe family in 1903.

Huge changes in the 1950’s and ‘60s meant England was in danger of losing long established skills, equipment and buildings if something was not done to rescue them. Individual collectors, local farmer Jack Carter and the Suffolk Local History Council worked to collect, preserve and display objects from rural East Anglia. After several years of temporary exhibitions the Misses Vera and Ena Longe placed 70 acres of farmland, Abbot’s Hall, its gardens, as well as 18/20 Crowe Street, in trust to be used as a Museum.

The Museum of East Anglian Life opened in 1967 and is a modern memorial to this foresight and vision.

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Car Parking
  • Mobility Access
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • School Deals
  • Parties
  • Onsite Shop

DIRECTIONS

The Museum of East Anglian Life is in Iliffe Way, opposite the ASDA supermarket in the centre of Stowmarket.

The Museum is signposted from the main A14 trunk road and the B1115 to Great Finborough. For SatNav users please search for 'Iliffe Way'

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