Museum of East Anglian Life to stage events for children

The Museum of East Anglian Life.

The Museum of East Anglian Life. - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk museum is holding events for children during the summer half-term next week.

On Tuesday, from 11am to 3pm, the Museum of East Anglian Life in Iliffe Way, Stowmarket, is holding a free embroidery event with its learning team in Abbot’s Hall.

Taking inspiration from the museum’s exhibition ‘The Calm During The Storm’, children will be able to make their own designs, as well as a sampler of different stitches.

The event is suitable for children aged five and older, and although there is no entry fee to the event, donations for materials are welcome.

On Thursday, between 11am and 3pm, the museum is holding a Victorian fun and games event.

The fun and games will also offer an opportunity to discover more about the Prentice Family who lived in Abbot’s Hall in the 1860s.

Staff will be in Victorian costume and games will include croquet, ludo and draughts, as well as hoop and stick.

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Entry costs the price of museum admission, or free with museum membership.

Jo Rooks, museum learning officer, said: “There is also a whole 80 acres of museum and countryside to explore. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it.”

In addition to the two special events, on Wednesday the monthly toddler time welly walk takes place at 10.30am.

There is also a photography competition ongoing called ‘My Museum’, which is open to museum visitors.

For more information, visit or call 01449 612229.

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