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Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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Could spend a couple of hours with a picnic

We started at the house, the guide was very helpful and really engaging. We then wandered around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise C
Super for adults and grandchildren!

Arrived at 11 and left at 4.30 - this is an unusual museum with a real rural feel. 'Exhibits' are... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
North Wales
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (14 reviews)
“play area” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14, England
+44 1449 612229
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at the house, the guide was very helpful and really engaging. We then wandered around the other exhibits which are spread out over a good sized area to allow the children to blow off some steam. Definitely go if it is a warm...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Arrived at 11 and left at 4.30 - this is an unusual museum with a real rural feel. 'Exhibits' are housed in various buildings but the building are exhibits themselves, ranging from a huge tithe barn, a windpump, tin chapel, barns, schoolroom, and a Victorian...More

Thank ACinUK
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you are interested in the history of farming and all that goes with it then this is a perfect day out for you. So much to see and do. Our group of Blokes, aged 60 +, were well catered for; food into Osier café...More

Thank tedpayne65
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum with my two sons and their grandparents and I would heartily recommend. My kids don't often "do" museums - as they always want to be outdoors but as this is open air it was perfect. They loved the animals, wooden play...More

Thank vvvlan
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Visited expecting to spend a couple of hours wandering around the various exhibits. However there was so much of interest to see that we ended up taking 3 and a half enjoyable hours here. Definitely worth a visit .

Thank mystic100
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of things to see and do here it's a great day out for the whole family ,come rain or shine .some great walks around the museum .

Thank karl m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Wonderful day out at the Traditional Music Day hosted by the museum, freindly volunteers, cafe excellent and a lot to do and see. Would make a good family day out.

Thank Sparrow J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We spent 5 hours here and only departed because this fantastic outdoor museum was closing. We hadn't finished looking at all the attractions and displays. What a place ?!? Buildings, machinery, displays, a small stately home, a windmill, outdoor play area for the children and...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Spent a whole day here as there's so much to see. Social history has always interested me and this is a place to visit time and time again. It's also a great family outing as there's lots to interest children. Plenty of activities inside and...More

Thank mj18797
Reviewed 19 August 2017

They have good things on, example beer festival, there is a good coffee shop selling snacks do good work shops sometimes for children you need to check, for attractions.

Thank josiejosh2016
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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