Feb 27th 2024 • Community, Events

Free adult entry for National Lottery Open Week

Enjoy free adult entry to the UK’s only Food Museum on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March with a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard! We’re excited to be taking part…

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Jan 25th 2024 • Governance, Community, Fundraising

Suffolk County Council proposes a 100% cut to core culture funding

On 3 January, the Food Museum was contacted by Cllr Bennett, Cabinet Member for Equality and Communities, to inform us that our core funding of £102,500 from Suffolk County Council…

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Nov 14th 2023 • Fundraising, Heritage, Industry

Museum secures grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Food Museum in Stowmarket has been awarded a development grant of £353,937 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards The Kitchen Project, a multi-year programme of activities and capital…

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Oct 23rd 2023 • Governance

Nicholas Longe, 1938–2023

I’m sad to announce that Nicholas Longe, Chair of the Abbot’s Hall Trust, died peacefully at his home on 23rd September 2023. Nicholas’s involvement with the museum began as a…

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Aug 3rd 2023 • Events, Highlights, Uncategorised

Summer Holiday Activities for Kids 2023

We’ve got loads of activities and events for kids happening every day this summer holiday at the Food Museum, located in the heart of Suffolk. From baking, to meeting our…

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Jul 25th 2023 • Heritage, Highlights

New Chair for the Food Museum

The museum couldn’t function without the individuals who generously volunteer their time and expertise as trustees. In particular, taking on the role of Chair is a serious commitment of time,…

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May 12th 2023 • Heritage, Highlights

Food Museum wins Sustainable Project of the Year award at Museums + Heritage Awards

Food Museum wins Sustainable Project of the Year award at Museums and Heritage Awards The Food Museum was one of the award-winners at the annual Museums + Heritage Awards, on…

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Apr 16th 2023 • Community, Highlights


Jubilant! mini Youth Arts & Culture Festival 2023 Wednesday 7 – Wednesday 14 June, 2023   Jubilant! was a FREE mini festival taking place in Stowmarket celebrating the creativity of…

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