Quality Hotel Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds, EN IP32 7DZ
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Arts & Museums
The Moyse's Hall Museum is a collection house that draws a picture of the past. The museum displays relics and artifacts from pre-historic and medieval times. Some of the interesting ones being hair of Mary Tudor and the flint-lock alarm clock. There are a number of events held here on a regular basis as well. It also has some novelty art pieces like Mary Beale’s works. Check the website for details.
The West Stow Anglo - Saxon Village is a village that has been recreated to show the people what it was like to live at West Stow back in the days of yonder. The West Stow Anglo - Saxon Village houses archaeological findings that date as far back as the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Some of the findings include over six thousand pieces of Bronze, the Isleham Hoard, swords, arrows, axes and more. The West Stow Anglo - Saxon Village will is a unique place to visit at it will open your eyes to what it was like living in an era that is ling forgotten. To know more about the venue, do visit their website.
A prime landmark in the region of Stowmarket in Suffolk County is the Museum of East Anglian Life. The museum is a rare kind which proffers the agricultural history of the entire East Anglia through a stellar mix of live history demonstrations and exhibits. The museum dates back to the year 1967 when it was opened for general public viewing. The most distinguishing factor that makes the museum stand out is that its 75 acre area constitutes a range of historic buildings including the Abbot’s Hall, Boby Building and the Alton Watermill to name a few.
Ancient House is indeed an ancient Tudor property, which belonged to a wealthy merchant. This crooked and strange house, is a big hit with the amused kids who enjoy themselves taking in the exhibits, films, photographs, fine art, animation and over 7000 collections which include costumes, armory, archeological artifacts and more.
Ancient House in Clare has been turned into a spectacular museum of local history. This listed heritage structure dates back to the medieval times and was built in 1473. It is a timber framed building with carved oriel windows and a timber ceiling. Today, part of the house is owned by the Landmark trust and has been turned into an accommodation and part has been turned into a local museum with vast collections of data and artifacts relating to the town and its people.
The National Horse racing Museum recounts the story of the Sport of Kings and hands-on exhibits include a Horse Simulator for budding jockeys and racing karaoke. Other displays celebrate the lives of both two- and four-legged racing personalities, among them Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Red Rum. Recent temporary exhibitions have examined racing frauds, artwork and the unique bond between horses and humans over the centuries. The museum also runs a program of specialist visits to private studs, horse sanctuaries and other equine sites. A shop and cafe are also available.
The region of Suffolk county in England is flanked by a fine railway in the form of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. It is also popularly referred to as The Middy. It runs as the heritage railway of Suffolk and ran around 19 miles (31 kilometers) in its glory days. It then covered the distance from Haughley through Laxfield. The year 1924 saw the railway line becoming an active part of the famed London and North Eastern Railway. The last train of the same has been run on the 26th of July in 1952. In the light of the present day, the railway is a preservation museum and a heritage railway.
Bressingham Steam & Gardens rests as one of the most distinctive attractions in today’s time. It is a rare sort of steam museum and a garden center. The site is situated at Bressingham that lies to the west of Diss. The 70013 Oliver Cromwell is a major attention seeker at the site. Three fine railway lines take visitors to the site through the garden tours. The gardens are spread over an area cover of approximately 220 acres (89 hectares).
Burwell Museum is a highly distinguished museum avenue in the region of Burwell in Cambridgeshire. The museum derives its name from the place itself and is a landmark in the region. The museum was established and opened for general public viewing in the year 1992. The museum site is housed with a diverse collection of buildings. While many are reconstructed as a replica of other sites, some are reclaimed materials that are created in the local style. With a range of artifacts to the display, the museum is a delight to museum lovers.
Tom Higdon and his wife Annie Higdon's love for education is inevitable. Even the infamous school strike in Burston between 1914-1939 did not stop the couple from continuing with teaching. After losing his job as a teacher over disagreement with local school authorities, Higdon continued to teach children in a make-shift school that operated on a carpenter's premise. It was generous contributions that flowed from other parts of the village and helped him set up a full-fledged educational institute. These turn of events resulted in formation of the Burston Strike School .
Holding the town's stories and giving you the opportunity to understand the town's history, stands the Ipswich Museum. The museum has been formed through years of curating exhibits to amalgamating different museums into one ever since its founding stone was laid in 1846. Today, the museum houses anything and everything that has a connection to Suffolk's culture or history from the Iron age to the Romans to the Saxons. There is also an Egyptian gallery to amuse the visitors. The museum itself is housed in a very interesting structure which speaks of the ancient charm of the town.
To the east of Diss in Norfolk, many sites of historical and tourist relevance are located. One such distinctive site is the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum. The museum site is accurately present in what was the original control tower. It is a rare site that honors the American soldiers along with the members of the US 8th Air Force who had fought in World War II. The roof of the tower is a fine destination and is also referred as the glasshouse.