The Museum of East Anglian Life is an open air museum set in over 70 acres of countryside in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Visitors can explore 18 historic buildings full of objects and stories about life in East Anglia from steam traction engines and tractors to 1950s toasters and lawnmowers. Highlights include Abbot's Hall, a Queen Anne manor house with a walled garden, a village blacksmith's built in the 18th century and Alton Watermill, moved to the museum in the 1970s to save it from the creation of a new reservoir. The museum also has a selection of farm animals and a nature trail which winds its way along the River Rattesden, through wet meadows and through a copse of ancient woodland. The Museum can cater for school groups of any size and we have a variety of workshops, trails and explorer boxes to help you make the most of your visit, we can also provide tailored workshops.