Daily Talks & Tours

No matter which day you visit the Food Museum, there's always a talk, tour or demonstration to enjoy. Take a look below for our daily programme. You can pick up one of our daily menus from the museum shop which lists all the talks, tours and demonstrations happening during your visit. Don't forget, our tickets…

Toddler Time

Food Museum

Join us as we make music in Toddler Tunes! With musical instruments and rhymes.

Forest School

Let the kids go wild, in the glorious woodlands of our 84-acre site. Our Forest School is a unique experience that offers children the opportunity to develop confidence through hands-on activities outdoors.

£10 – £12

Meat the Future tastings

Demonstration times 11am - 1pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm   In the Bone Building’s kitchen, you'll be able to taste a variety of recipes inspired by our exhibition Meat the Future. We will be showcasing recipes and cuisines from around the world that use alternative proteins, edible insects and local sustainable produce. The menu will…

Meat the Future

The award-winning ‘Meat the Future’ exhibition comes to the Food Museum! From a bacon sandwich to a roast dinner, a lamb curry to a pepperoni pizza, our diet in the UK revolves around meat. But what is the environmental cost of having meat on the menu? Meat The Future presents cutting-edge research on the environmental…

Stowmarket Stories

Discover the stars of Stowmarket! Be it people, places or traditions, Stowmarket Stories brings together local people's stories to tell the tale of this Suffolk market town. Through interviews, workshops and performances, Footprints Theatre Company has creatively worked with a variety of people to discover the stars of Stowmarket, past and present. The project gathered…

Traditional Mince Pie Workshop

Saturday 9 December 10.30am – 12pm Booking essential Learn how to make traditional mince pies entirely from scratch at the Food Museum! Our experienced Learning Assistant will run you through the steps and stages to making fantastically-crisp-on-the-outside, gooey-in-the-middle mince pies. Following Mrs Beeton’s 14 tips to super shortcrust, and the Museum’s very own mincemeat recipe,…

£5 – £60

Christmas Stollen Workshop

Sunday 10 December 10.30am – 12pm Booking essential SOLD OUT Join us to make your own stollen, a delicious traditional German Christmas cake with fruit and marzipan. Make your own marzipan from scratch and a stollen to take home! During the workshop you'll also be able to get into the festive spirit with a mug of…

£5 – £60

A Christmas Carol

Food Museum

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Interactive promenade performance    Come and join us at the Food Museum as Magic Floor Productions take you on an immersive experience of this classic Dickens tale, sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Wrap up warm and walk with Scrooge for this festive theatre treat. See the…

£10.50 – £12.50

East Anglian Storytelling Festival

Food Museum

So successful was the partnership between the Museum and Festival on August Bank Holiday last year, that we have got together and agreed to hold another great weekend next year. Festival goers will be able to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the museum, while they listen to stories told live, mouth to mouth, heart to heart, rediscover an ancient folk tradition and find out that nobody is too old to enjoy a good story. We’ll have music and lots of activities for families and children.

£20 – £180