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East Anglian Storytelling Festival

17 May 2024 - 19 May 2024
All Day

East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2024

Friday 17–Sunday 19 May

Visit the East Anglian Storytelling Festival for an enchanting weekend filled with captivating tales, live performances, and family-friendly activities!

Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of the museum grounds as you listen to stories passed down through generations in an ancient folk tradition that knows no age limit. From music and traditional dance to interactive sessions for families and tales from local communities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With a theme of ‘community’, the festival features tradition-bearers carrying centuries-old stories, alongside new tellers remaking the tradition for the future.

The partnership between the Museum and the Festival is a huge success and we are thrilled to hold this great weekend for another year. Join us for a weekend filled with friendship, fabulous stories, and unforgettable memories!


What’s in store?
  • Experience the magic of skilled national and regional storytellers such as John Row, Taffy Thomas MBE, Amy Douglas, Shonaleigh Cumbers, and Karin Lundengård
  • Take part in ceilidhs, story rounds, and exciting interactive activities
  • Listen to live music from talented musicians and watch engaging performance and dance from local communities
  • Enjoy evening tales tailored for grownups and young adults, with daytime programmes perfect for families
  • Journey around the museum’s historic buildings to find the stories and storytellers hidden inside them
  • Camp in the spacious grounds, offering a unique opportunity to stay on-site and connect with nature


For more information about the festival, head to the East Anglian Storytelling Festival’s website here.



Young Person’s Festival pass – £10, Adult tickets from £20, Family tickets from £55, All Weekend Early Bird £70.

Camping/campervans – £60.

Weekend and day ticket holders have access to the whole museum.

Local residents (IP14) enjoy a special discount. Simply enter code EASFIP14 at checkout and bring proof of address for festival entry. Discount not available Early Bird, Camping or Young Person tickets.



‘Such a friendly festival’ (2023)

‘Fabulous stories and tellers’ (2023)

‘Magical stories, beautiful historic venue’ (2023)