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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village will be closed from Tuesday 17 March until further notice. West Stow Country Park remains open.

Check out our Facebook page with whole range of activities, fun facts challenges quizzes, and information for all ages.

Design your own wall-hanging for an Anglo-Saxon king

Get creative with this brand-new design competition which will run from 8th May to 5th June 2020.

There are amazing prize bundles to be won, including museum passes and goodies kindly provided by West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Museum.

The competition is part of the community archaeology project Rendlesham Revealed, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

General Details

West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt countryside. West Stow Country Park features 125 acres of woods, heathlands, a river and a lake, plus nature trails, walks and an adventure playground.

Visitors to West Stow can explore history and nature, watch a film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens. As part of the annual RingQuest event, you could even meet a Hobbit, among other Lord of the Rings characters!

Who to contact

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
01284 728718
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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Icklingham Road
West Stow
IP28 6HG

Where to go

Area served
Bury St Edmunds

Days & Times

Village: daily 10am-5pm (last entry 3.30pm in winter, 4pm in summer); Café: daily 10am-4pm

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
AccessAble - access guide for West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village


Archaeology finds from the site are displayed in a specially built centre. The village is brought to life when costume re-enactment groups host special events. Groups must be prebooked and can get a discount.

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