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Museum of East Anglian Life

 
Start date
25 March 2015
End date
11 October 2015
Hours
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Cost
£6.90; concessions £5.90; children £3.90
Address
Museum of East Anglian Life Stowmarket Iliffe Way
Telephone
+44 (0) 1449 612 229
Email
infocentre.ipswich@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Directions
Bus to Stowmarket
An agricultural steam engine at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Courtesy of Museum of East Anglian Life

Inside the Boby Building, which dates back to the 1870s, there are reconstructed craft workshops illustrating printing, wood turning, brush making, basket making, saddlery, rake making, coopering, rope making and brick making. There is also a watermill, windpump and non-Conformist chapel, which was locally termed a "Tin Tabernacle" due to its corrugated iron roof.

A collection of rare breeds graze on the water meadows by Rattlesden river and a number of pretty walks offer visitors a chance to stretch their legs after a tour.

Other Events

 
  • Sculpture Promenade

    06 Mar

    After the success of its inaugural year, Cambridge's Sculpture Promenade returns to the grounds of the Fitzwilliam Museum. A free installation of contemporary sculpture, it showcases works by some of the most talented artists working today.
  • Cambridge Science Festival

    12 Mar

    Science is cool at the annual Cambridge Science Festival. Topical discussions from climate change to terrorism hold everyone's interest, plus there are hands-on experiments, demonstrations and exhibitions too. Over 100 events take place in venues across the city.
  • Ipswich Transport Museum

    28 Mar

    Housed in a 1937 trolleybus depot, Ipswich Transport Museum has an extensive collection of local transport - either built in the area or used to transport its populace around. Visitors can discover old buses, cars, bicycles, fire engines and trams.
  • Cambridge Word Fest

    12 Apr

    Held in the heart of the city, the biannual Cambridge Word Fest is warmly received in this illustrious literary landscape. Attracting well-known contemporary writers and artists, its programme of readings, talks and workshops caters to all ages.

  • QIPCO Guineas Festival

    05 May

    The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the home of English racing, is a must for any horse-racing fan. Only Epsom can match its claim to stage two Classic races in the course of one meeting.

  • Star Shine Stroll

    19 May

    Join hundreds of women on a 10-mile sponsored night walk from Shelford Rugby Club around Cambridge in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. It's a good way to get fit, catch up with friends and support a great cause!
  • Cambridge Beer Festival

    21 May

    The Cambridge Beer festival is one of the oldest in Britain, attracting crowds of over 32,000 visitors. Hundreds of different ales and beers, ciders and meads are all available for sampling.