Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on our beautiful 75 acre site.
Here you can explore nearly 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails, and learn about fascinating East Anglian crafts and traditional Gypsy culture. The museum has powerful steam engines and friendly animals, including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Discover 15 splendidly restored historic buildings.
Then, having worked up a healthy appetite, try some delicious food and local produce in the new museum bistro.
Normal Summer Opening Hours
Monday–Saturday 10:00–16:30; Sunday 11:00–16:30.
The displays and historic buildings are closed to the public during the winter. Visitors are welcome to walk around the museum site and nature reserve for the reduced admission of two pounds. The museum site can be opened up for pre booked school parties and general groups of over ten people—normal admission prices then apply.
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Bonfire Night Celebrations - Saturday 5th November 2016
Remember, remember… On Saturday 5th November the Museum of East Anglian Life will be hosting their annual Bonfire Night Celebrations.
The popular event features a spectacular fireworks display, roaring bonfire, as well as amusements and engines in steam, making it the ideal family friendly evening. The event is conveniently located in the centre of Stowmarket, within the Museum’s stunning 75 acre site, providing a unique location for this special event.
Gates are open from 6.00pm giving you the chance to enjoy the selection of Old Tyme Amusements and traction engines in steam before the main event. Food and refreshments will be available to buy throughout the evening. You can keep toasty by the bonfire, which is lit on the top field at 7pm before the fireworks begin at 7.30pm, a brilliant display that’s guaranteed to wow all the family, as we decorate the skies with light and colour.
Take advantage of our advance tickets available from Mid Suffolk Tourist Information Centre, or buy online with our visit website link above.
Adults: £5.00, Children £3.50 and the Special Family Ticket £15 which is only available in advance (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Alternatively, buy your tickets on the night- Adults: £6 and Children £4
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