This is one of the town’s great assets and one of the country’s leading open air museums; occupying a site of 70 acres, within a stone’s throw from the market place, and containing much to interest any visitor to the region. A number of historic buildings have been moved here from elsewhere in East Anglia, there are extensive exhibition galleries, rare breeds of animals, picnic sites, gift shop, Osier Café and a lively riverside walk.

The Museum also boasts the Abbots Hall within its grounds, which dates from around 1709 and stands on the site of the grange of the Abbots of St Osyth. It is in effect Stowmarket’s manor house and in the past much of the town and surrounding countryside was owned by the occupants of Abbot’s Hall.

If you park in the Iliffe Way car park, purchase a £2 car park ticket, take it to the museum and get it stamped and then display this in your car you can park all day.

Click here to visit the Museum’s website.