Every Garden Matters – How to save the world one garden at a time

9 Apr 2022 - 8 Oct 2022
All Day

“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”   The Food Museum and the Stowmarket Eco Future Group have co-curated a strikingly urgent and revealing exhibition to show just what a difference your garden can make: both to the ecological health of your local area, and the planet. “Every Garden Matters – How to Save the World…


Food Stories

21 Apr 2022 - 28 Jun 2022
10:00 - 16:00

This spring the Food Museum is going on the road! From April to June 2022 the Museum will tour ‘Food Stories’ exhibition to rural communities in East Anglia. ‘Food Stories’ celebrates East Anglian recipes, cooking, farming techniques and dialect words that have been passed down through generations. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be a…

Events, Family Activity, Under 5s

Toddler Time: Storytime and Crafts

25 May 2022
10:00 - 11:00

Storytime and Crafts – Wednesday 25 May Explore the museum, listen to stories and have crafty fun outside! Please arrive dressed for the weather, we will be outside for the duration of the session  These sessions are free for Silver and Gold Members, you must present a valid membership card alongside your booking upon arrival.…

Daily Programme, Exhibitions

Dining With Heroes

28 May 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
All Day

Marvel Studios and the Food Museum bring you ‘Dining With Heroes’ – part of the Power of Stories tour across Suffolk Museums. 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…

Demonstrations, Family Activity

Jubilee Scone Baking in the Bread Oven

28 May 2022 - 5 Jun 2022
13:30 - 15:45

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June (exc. Sat 4 June) Celebrate the Jubilee with a traditional scone and jam. In this workshop you will learn how to make fruit scones from scratch and watch us bake your scones in our outdoor wood fired bread oven. Workshops take 45mins which includes 30mins of making and…

Talks & Activities, Workshop

Embossing Workshop with artist Larry Jackaman

31 May 2022
10:30 - 15:30

Embossing workshops on recycled aluminium with artist Larry Jackaman You CAN make a difference – ‘make your mark’ and be part of the Food Museum’s Art Trail Time: Workshop Sessions running from 10.30am – 3.30pm Date: 31st May 2022 Larry is an artist who works with recycled materials, she has collected over 200 drink cans…

Family Activity, Under 5s

Toddler Time: Toddler Tunes

1 Jun 2022
10:00 - 11:00

Toddler Time Toddler Tunes – Wednesday 1 June, 10am start Join us as we make music in Toddler Tunes! With musical instruments and rhymes. These sessions are free for Silver and Gold Members, you must present a valid membership card alongside your booking upon arrival. Spaces are limited and must be prebooked

Demonstrations, Talks & Activities

Ruth Nieman – Freekeh, Wild Wheat and Ancient Grains

4 Jun 2022
10:30 - 14:30

Saturday 4th June British cookbook writer Ruth Nieman joins us for the day to share her extensive knowledge of freekeh, an ancient, biblical, green grain popular in Middle Eastern and North African cuisines. Ruth will explore the history and culture of these grains and bring to life ancient recipes for modern cooks, particularly vegetarians and…