The Food Museum

The UK’s Food Museum


"Our mission is to connect people with where our food comes from and the impact of our choices: past, present and future. 
We all eat. Food is culture and is an avenue for everyday creativity. Our collection is rooted in East Anglia and we use it to tell broad and inclusive stories."

From cheese-making to brewing, historic breads to seasonal eating, The Food Museum engages audiences with the heritage of food and the communities who grow and make it. They aim to explore themes connected by food – social, historical, technological, industrial, environmental – and to give visitors hands-on experiences which bring processes alive, teach skills and share memories.

Formerly the Museum of East Anglian Life, the museum began life as a volunteer-run rural life museum in 1967 and became the Food Museum in 2022.

The museum is open an hour extra throughout the Summer season from 1st April to 31st October.


ADMISSIONS

Adult - £12
Concession - £10
Child (4-16yrs) - £8
Child (Under 4yrs) -FREE
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) - £35
Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) - £25

When you buy a day ticket to the museum you are eligible to become a bronze annual pass holder, which entitles you to unlimited visits to the site and the buildings for 12 months.

WHERE

The Food Museum, Stowmarket, Suffolk , IP14 1DL

TELEPHONE

01449 612229

OPENING HOURS

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:30 - 16:00
Sunday 09:30 - 16:00
Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:00

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