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How to find us

The Museum of East Anglian Life is in Iliffe Way, opposite the ASDA supermarket in the centre of Stowmarket.

The Museum is signposted from the main A14 trunk road and the B1115 to Great Finborough. For SatNav users please enter IP14 1DE or search for 'Iliffe Way'


A small car park is located in the grounds of Abbot’s Hall for visitors with access needs only. The carpark can be accessed via the museum entrance. Parking here is free and restricted to museum visitors with access needs.

Parking for museum visitors is available in Iliffe Way carpark where Museum visitors can park for just £1 all day. Purchase a £2.50 all day ticket for the Iliffe Way carpark and the Museum reception desk will refund £1.50 when you present the refund portion of your ticket.

Museum Green Scheme

Valuing the environment and promoting sustainability is really important to the Museum of East Anglian Life. Visitors can do their bit and save money by taking advantage of the Museum Green Scheme.

The scheme offers a £1 discount off admission for anyone who has cycled or travelled by public transport to visit us. Sitting in the centre of Stowmarket, we are easy to access by train and bus with regular services serving the town. We also provide a cycle shed for cyclists to leave their bicycles.

Simply show your bus or train ticket upon entry (or point in the direction of your bicycle!) and our front of house staff will be happy to apply your discount. 

Group Visits

Booked coaches must access the site through the coach entrance, details are provided when booking a group visit.

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