Museum Of East Anglian Life
Voted Suffolk Museum of the Year 2015 the Museum of East Anglian Life is the largest independent museum in the East of England. Situated in 75 acres of Suffolk Countryside in the heart of Stowmarket we tell the compelling story of East Anglian Life and care for 20 historic buildings, 35,000 objects, rare breeds of animals and environmentally significant water meadows.
The museum aims to enrich people’s lives, encouraging enjoyment, learning and participation through our public programmes, training and volunteering schemes. It is a space for people to be active, learn new things look at the world differently, make friends and give something back.
More people are using museums but traditional funding is falling fast. As an independent museum we have to charge entry but that only pays for a small percentage of what it costs to keep going. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. It takes a lot of time, money and hard work to maintain our collections, conserve our natural environment, care for our animals and deliver our community programmes. We do it because we believe it matters – and because we think you might believe it matters too.
Support our museum and together we can tell the story of life in East Anglia.
£5 feeds our Suffolk Trinity animals for a day
£20 funds a museum experience for a primary school child
£50 maintains our Victorian walled garden for a day
£100 keeps the lights on in Abbots Hall for a week
£250 funds a day of conservation work on our collections