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Jun 2022


24 Jun 2022 - 4 Jun 2023

The English and Welsh countryside are patterned with hedges. Hedges can appear to us as part of the natural world but they are made and maintained by people. They are a point at which nature and culture meet. Farmers and landowners have used hedges for hundreds of years to manage land, protect crops and raise livestock for us to eat. Hedges also produce crops in their own right and provide food for people and animals. This exhibition explores and celebrates…

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Jul 2022

Dining With Heroes

15 Jul 2022 @ 10:00 am - 9 Oct 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Abbot’s Hall,

Marvel Studios,  the Food Museum and Aspire Black Suffolk bring you ‘Dining With Heroes’ - part of the Power of Stories tour across Suffolk Museums. The Award-Winning Power of Stories, which features three original costumes from Marvel Studios’ global blockbuster Black Panther, was originally produced by Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service and displayed at Christchurch Mansion. Designed to echo Black Panther’s inspirational call to millions of people around the world to think about where they came from, who they want…

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Aug 2022

Daily Talks & Tours

2 Aug 2022 @ 10:30 am - 31 Oct 2022 @ 4:30 pm

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 and don't forget, all our tickets are valid for 12 months so you can return to enjoy more of our daily programme. 10:30am Meet our horse Meet at the horse paddock 11am-3pm  (closed 12.30-1pm for lunch) Food from the Hedgerow Demonstration William Bone Building 11:30am Have-a-go farming Meet in the Farm Barn 2pm Daily…

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Thrills and Grills

3 Aug 2022 @ 9:45 am - 31 Aug 2022 @ 4:00 pm

This full day workshop for children features half a day of cooking with award-winning professional chef and cooking tutor Jake Barwood, followed by a half day of activities led by friendly and experienced leaders. Making full use of the wood-fired oven area, open fire pit and outside cooking area, work together to prepare tasty food from scratch. Tickets: £35 (lunch is included) Free places are available for recipients of free school meals, for more details email learning@foodmuseum.org.uk Tuesdays and Wednesdays…

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Outdoor Cooking Adventures

15 Aug 2022 @ 10:30 am - 22 Aug 2022 @ 1:30 pm

Join us for a morning of hands-on camp-fire cooking. During this session you will cook your lunch as a team and learn skills such as lighting a fire and foraging ingredients as well as the traditions of camp-fire cooking. Suitable for ages 6+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 children and adults (+ museum admission/membership) Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 August 10.30am - 1.30pm  

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Toddler Time: Yoga, by Tiddlywinks Yoga

17 Aug 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Food Museum

Tiddlywinks Yoga uses songs and rhymes with plenty of movement and stretching promoting balance, flexibility and independent movement led by yoga teacher Emma Philip.

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Sustainability Workshops: Beeswax Wraps and Lip Balms

17 Aug 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 24 Aug 2022 @ 2:30 pm

In this workshop you will use beeswax to create two fantastically useful sustainable products. Beeswax wraps are the ultimate reusable, zero waste alternative to cling film, tin foil and plastic food bags. Made with fabric and beeswax these wraps will help you cut down your plastic use and save you money. In the second half of this workshop, learn how to make your own rosehip treatment balm excellent for treating dry lips, hands and feet, made from 100% natural ingredients…

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Toddler Time: Storytime and Crafts

24 Aug 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Food Museum
close up of young children doing crafts

Explore the museum, listen to stories and have crafty fun outside!

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East Anglian Storytelling Festival

26 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Food Museum
£10 – £220

Join us for a fun weekend of stories, words, music, workshops and creative activity. We have lots of free events for festival goers. There’s something for everyone! Most daytime sessions on Saturday and Sunday are suitable for adults and families and will engage and entertain everyone, encouraging them to question, to think, to laugh and be creative. Friday and Saturday evenings feature stories suitable for adult and youth audiences. We will be joined by the Soapbox Stage, bringing music, words and innovation. On Friday and Saturday you can camp in the beautiful grounds. The site will be gloriously decorated for the weekend!

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Sep 2022

Toddler Time: Toddler Tunes

7 Sep 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Food Museum

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

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Steam Sunday

11 Sep 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

For fans of machinery, join us on a Steam Sunday to see working engines and farming equipment working the fields in the traditional way.   Steam Sunday is a weather-dependent activity

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Toddler Time: Welly Walk

14 Sep 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
two young girls playing in autumn leaves

We’re heading off on a walk around the museum, meet the animals and see what we can spy outside!

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