Come to the museum for just 2 shillings!

PUBLISHED: 12:11 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:12 04 March 2014

Abbott's Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life

Abbott's Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life


Celebrate 47 years of the Museum of East Anglian Life, as Stowmarket’s own ‘time team’ turns back the clocks and lets you in for the price of a ticket in 1967.

It was the year the first UK cash point was unveiled by Barclays Bank, the Beatles topped the charts with All You Need is Love, Radio 1 went on air for the first time, and the Museum of East Anglian Life opened in Stowmarket. So to mark the occasion on the March 23 entry to the museum will be, for one day only, just £1.50 – the modern day equivalent to the original entrance price of 2 shillings.

The museum’s annual Stowmarket day is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the best of what the museum has to offer, as well as see what’s new for 2014, with historic machinery in action, family activities and demonstrations of 19th century printing.

Visitors can explore Abbot’s Hall, and enjoy a new exhibition, Escape to the Country, which follows the people who left the city rat race to start new lives in rural East Anglia in the 1970s. Share your memories of this groovy decade as you enjoy 70s costume, culture and creativity.

Also new for 2014, our membership scheme has launched to replace season tickets. The membership scheme offers some fantastic new benefits and represents a great way to get even more involved with your museum. Find out more about how you can become a member of your local museum on Stowmarket Day.

Stowmarket Day is the first in a packed programme of events, activities, talks and workshops taking place in the 2014 season at the Museum of East Anglian Life. For more details visit

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