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Museum of the Year launches brand new Living History Event

The Museum of East Anglian Life, crowned Suffolk’s Museum of the Year in 2015, has teamed up with local historical event specialists ‘Black Knight Historical’ to deliver what promises to be the best all round historical event of the Summer with the ‘East Anglian Living History Fayre’ due to be held over the weekend of 13th and 14th August 2016.

See the Museum’s 75 acre site brought alive with historical crafts demonstrated across the site, visitors will see working blacksmiths, wheelwrights, a printing press in action, coracle making, hurdle making and charcoal burning to name a few.

During this special summer weekend visitors will get to experience the magic of Steam Traction Engines in steam and vintage ploughing demonstrations. Take a look at an Edwardian Dinner party, and discover more about Victorian daily life. With Animals, Arena events, Storytelling, Military vehicles and a Historical shopping market, to name just some of the fantastic attractions planned*, there will be lots for families to enjoy as they leap into the past.

Ian Pycroft, owner of Black Knight said, “This amazing event really will bring history alive! Visitors will be able to step back in time to meet ancestors all over the Museum. The Women’s Land Army will be working the farm- as they did during World War 2, Ladies from the Women’s Institute will be knitting for the war effort, and the Home Guard will protect us all from German invasion! All across the site, historical characters will delight and amaze you with their skills and knowledge. From Roman Legionaries to an audience with Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare through to Viking Warriors, Falconry, Music and Dance, Gunpowder weapons demonstrations, Lectures from top local authors and speakers, and much more!”

This special new event promises to be an unforgettable experience.

For information and enquiries contact the Museum at
enquiries@eastanglianlife.org.uk or telephone 01449 612229

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