Jul 18th 2022 • Highlights

Summer at the Food Museum

The Summer has arrived and the Food Museum has something for everyone to enjoy. During the Summer holidays, we have a programme packed with hands-on cooking workshops, including: Throughout August we’ll have the museum’s summer holiday programme Thrills and Grills, which gives 7–12-year-olds a full day of activities – half a day cooking with award-winning…

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Jul 5th 2022 • Community, Heritage, Volunteering

Trustees sought for The Food Museum, Suffolk

The Food Museum (formerly the Museum of East Anglian Life), in Stowmarket, Suffolk is seeking new trustees with museum, arts, or heritage management experience to join the Board at this exciting moment in the museum’s development. The museum is a leading regional visitor attraction, a charity and social and cultural enterprise, delivering an exciting 10-year…

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Mar 22nd 2022 • Community, Heritage, Highlights, Industry

The Museums That Make Us

With exciting change underway as we transition to becoming the Food Museum, we were thrilled to be asked to appear in a new series for BBC Radio Four, presented by Neil MacGregor celebrating the role and ambition of museums the length and breadth of the country. The programme features our chosen object, Alton Watermill an…

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Mar 22nd 2022 • Community, Highlights, Trainees & Internships

Jubilant! Mini Youth Arts & Culture Festival 2022- Monday 4 – Sunday 17 July

Jubilant! is a FREE two-week mini festival taking place in Stowmarket and celebrating the creativity of local school children and young people. Over the summer term a specially commissioned team of talented artists has been working with students from nine local schools to build their own exciting creative project. Now’s your chance to find out…

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Mar 16th 2022 • Collections & Exhibitions, Heritage, Highlights

News from the Watermill

Alton Watermill recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Museums That Make Us,’ the building is currently being restored and is due to reopen in mid-2022. Collections and Interpretation Manager Lisa Harris updates us on the work that has been taking place and what you can expect to find when the building reopens to…

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Feb 10th 2022 • Community, Food, Highlights

Green shoots at the new Food Museum with Linbury support

Suffolk’s Food Museum, has received a four-year grant award from the Linbury Trust of £160,000 which will fund an exciting and ambitious new plan for outreach, learning and engagement activities. The funding will enable and support programmes at the museum, including green therapy in the museum’s gardens and allotments, and the Skills Kitchen, which helps…

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Feb 3rd 2022 • Community, Highlights

Food Stories

 The Food Museum is going on the road! From April to June 2022, we are touring our exhibition ‘Food Stories’ to communities across East Anglia. We’ll be launching the tour on Thursday 21st April starting in the museum’s medieval barn. ‘Food Stories’ celebrates East Anglian recipes, cooking, farming techniques and dialect words that have been…

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Jan 3rd 2022 • Community, Highlights, Trainees & Internships


Opportunities for 18-24-year-olds About Kickstart Kickstart is a Government scheme to create new job placements for under 24 year-olds on Universal Credit at this time of high youth employment. The placements are 25 hours a week for a total of 6 months and they are paid at the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (18-20yrs: £6.56…

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