Melford Hall - National Trust

Long Melford
Sudbury CO10 9AA

nationaltrust.org.uk

Set in the unspoilt village of Long Melford, the house has changed little externally since 1578 when Queen Elizabeth I was entertained here, and retains its original panelled banqueting hall. It has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. There are a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms, good collections of furniture and porcelain and a small display of items connected with Beatrix Potter, who was related to the family.

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Wetheringsett IP14 5PW

mslr.org.uk

Railway museum with demonstration running line, restored Middy buildings (corrugated iron cladding), appropriate rolling stock (all carriages are Victorian), extensive archive of photographs with some documents and artefacts. Event days usually themed around aspect of the railway's life and history.

Moyse's Hall Museum

Cornhill
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1DX

moyseshall.org

Collections of local and social history alongside horology fine art and costumes housed in a rare example of 12th century Norman domestic architecture. Includes objects associated with the notorious Red Barn Murder. Also houses the Suffolk Regiment Gallery.

Museum of East Anglian Life

Iliffe Way
Stowmarket IP14 1DL

eastanglianlife.org.uk

The museum of East Anglian Life sits in over 70 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside. The museum features historic buildings, farm animals, a nature walk and over 40,000 objects in its collection.