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Stowmarket: Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum of East Anglian Life

A social enterprise sharing the history of life in East Anglia through historic buildings, collections and landscape. The Museum of East Anglian Life is the largest independent museum in Suffolk, their vision is ‘that people are inspired by the past to make positive change in their own lives.’

This is largely done through active participation and education. It’s a fabulous place to have a look round and you’ll be amazed by the sheer size of it. It looks on the face of it just like a large Tourist Information centre next to Asda in Stowmarket. However, it’s a real ‘Tardis’ and opens up behind into acres of space in which to delve into the history of the area.

There are 17 historic buildings to explore, collectively housing over 40,000 objects. The collections are focused predominantly on the production and social history of food, as our region has a rich agricultural history. There is also a cafe, many family activities, talks, plus a museum shop.

Just a short drive from Woodfarm barns, this is a fantastic and educational day out!