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

NEW Youth Arts Festival 2022 – Recruiting Now!

Jubilant! is an exciting new event coming to Stowmarket this summer and we are looking for freelance Creative Practitioners to deliver the work.  Led by the Stowmarket Culture Group the project will provide schools in Stowmarket a Creative Practitioner for 6-8 weeks over the summer term to engage with children and young people to create…

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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 Museum of East Anglian Life, soon to be the UK’s only 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…

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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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Dec 13th 2021 • Collections & Exhibitions, Food, Highlights, Trainees & Internships

Christmas in the Collection 

Christmas in the Collection The Museum of East Anglian Life is fortunate to have a wide and varied collection, from which so many stories can be told. Perhaps you would be surprised to know you that can find a taste of Christmas in the Museum’s own collection, so let us explore some of the objects…

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Dec 8th 2021 • Collections & Exhibitions, Food, Highlights, Trainees & Internships

The Joys of Christmas Dinner

The Christmas season has arrived, and the museum is looking very festive and feeling rather cold! But alongside the winter weather comes a range of festive food, which some of us may have been waiting all year to get a taste of once more. Honey roasted parsnips, dates wrapped in bacon and buttery Brussell sprouts…

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