Daily Talks & Tours

No matter which day you visit the Food Museum, there's always a talk, tour or demonstration to enjoy.

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

Exhibition tastings

Taste a variety of recipes inspired by our exhibition Meat the Future! We're showcasing recipes and cuisines from around the world that use alternative proteins.

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…

Toddler Time

Food Museum

Looking for fun, educational activities for under-5's? Join us for Toddler Time at the Food Museum every Wednesday!

Steam Sunday

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of our working steam traction engine, the Empress of Britain, as our volunteers use steam coal to bring it to life.

Forty Farms

New for 2024, our annual exhibition in the William Bone Building presents the captivating photography of Cumbrian artist-farmer Amy Bateman.

Bread Week

Explore the history of bread production and experience the living story of our national staple through a wide range of activities, along with our crops, mill, wood fired oven and café.

Free – £75

Classic Biscuit Baking Workshop

This National Biscuit Day, learn how to make family-favourite biscuits from scratch in your own kitchen!

£8 – £75

Sourdough Baking Workshop

Learn to create and feed your own starter, and how to mix, prove and bake your own perfectly crisp loaves using flour milled at the museum.

£50 – £60

Bread Week Walking Tour

Think, touch, smell and taste your way around the museum, trying local grains, malts, yeasts, breads and bread dishes that reveal the fascinating story of how we feed ourselves.

Free – £10

The Mill Supper Club

Bringing together farmers, millers, bakers and makers, this relaxed dinner and discussion will explore the future of bread alongside a delicious locally sourced menu.

£30 – £35

IFST Food Science Discovery Day

Wednesday 12 June, 10am-4pm Explore the science behind how our food is made and sample delicious tasters! In celebration of the Institute of Food Science and Technology’s 60th Anniversary, join local producers at the Food Museum to discover food science and technology and how it has changed our lives over the past 60 years. Visitors…

Film and Pizza Night

We're launching our first film and pizza night at the Food Museum! Join us for delicious handmade pizza from our wood-fired pizza oven, along with a pizza-themed film.