Museum Of East Anglian Life

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Museum Of East Anglian Life,Crowe Street
IP14 1DL

01449 612229

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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.

In 1967, the founders of the museum had a vision to save the farming heritage of East Anglia. In the museum’s 50th year we are launching a project to honour this vision, focusing on presenting and preserving the living heritage of the region.

Farming plays a vital part in all our lives; without it, the world couldn’t sustain itself. It also contributes to diverse landscapes, wildlife habitats and creates jobs in rural areas, sustaining communities. 

We want to create a new Heritage Farm at the heart of our site to be a centre for conservation and education about our rural heritage, our food, and where it comes from. We already look after rare breeds and want to do more conservation work with local animals and plants, including the Suffolk Punch horse and Red Poll cow, both native to East Anglia and on the at risk Watchlist.

£5                   Will buy an Appleyard duck for the museum

£20                  Will feed our Suffolk Punch horses for a week

£50                  Will buy an infrared lamp to keep our new-born lambs warm

£100                Will buy a suffolk sheep

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