Illiffe Way
Stowmarket, England IP14 1DL

The Museum of East Anglian Life in association with CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale, kicks off its 13th Beer Festival on Thursday 18th June. The event which runs through to the Sunday afternoon of 21st June is perhaps the Museums most celebrated annual event. Visitors will have the chance to sample up to 60 East Anglian real ales and a number of ciders. The festival takes place in the beautiful setting of the museum's 14th century Abbots Hall barn.

Museum Director, Tony Butler reckons that the museum is the ideal venue for an ale festival. "Stowmarket has a long history of brewing. There are former hop beds on the museum site near to the Rattlesden River. Although there is no longer a brewery in the town, companies like Muntons have helped the town retain its malting Traditions."

Opening Hours are:

* Thursday 6pm - 11pm
* Friday 12noon - 11pm
* Saturday 11am - 11pm
* Sunday 12noon - 3pm

Admission: £2 when Museum is closed.
Normal Admission applies when Museum is open (£6.50/£5.50).

CAMRA members free admission to beer festival.

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Added by MEAL on June 3, 2009