The museum is located on the 1st floor of an early 16thC guildhall opposite the church in the centre of the village.
The museum came about through the annual parish meeting held in 1971. To encourage people to attend, they were asked to bring something old to an exhibition in the village hall. So many interesting articles appeared that the exhibition continued for several days. From this a permanent museum was born. As the collection grew, the museum finally occupied the whole top floor of the fifteenth century Guildhall.
The museum’s collection includes early twentieth century shop interiors together with window displays, artefacts, costumes; information on domestic life of the same period and the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, which terminated in Laxfield; farming and rural life in Suffolk; local ‘field finds’, including fossils; special exhibitions changed annually and displayed in the Marchant Room.
The museum can be visited on Sunday and Bank holiday afternoons from May to October. There is a small entry charge.
Every SATURDAY, SUNDAY & BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Also from 11am to 5pm on Community Market Days between the dates below (every first Saturday in the month)