Discover the fascinating history of West Suffolk at Moyse’s Hall in Bury St Edmunds

For almost a thousand years Moyse's Hall has looked out over the Market Place of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. It has seen many changes since it was built in 1180 and has had an array of different uses, including a tavern and a 'gaol'.

Moyses HallThe museum provides an exceptional setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk. The displays range from prehistoric times right through to the present.

Moyse's Hall's own story is as rich and varied as the collections that it houses. The themed displays include: The Red Barn murder of 1827, crime and punishment, social and local history, coinage and much more besides.

Moyse's Hall's West Gallery displays the town's Medieval collections, including a locket containing the hair of Mary Tudor.


While on the trail of Suffolk history The Anglo Saxon Village at West Stow exhibits a carefully reconstructed Saxon Village where is was excavated.

You will see displays of some of the objects found during the excavation of the village telling the fascinating story of this settlement and the people who lived here. Early Anglo-Saxon material from West Stow, Icklingham and Westgarth Garden which was described by a visitor in 2012 “Like a poem that unfolds its structued verse in delightful detail, colours and texture.”


Moyse's Hall


Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1DX

Tel 01284 706183

Email [email protected]



Anglo Saxon Village

Icklingham Road,

West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HG

Tel 01284 728718

Email [email protected]









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