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East Town Park Haverhill
Leisure and tourism
Moyse's Hall Museum

Opening times 

  • Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm ( last entry at 4pm)  
  • Sunday 12-4pm (last entry 3pm)  except for special events - visit West Suffolk Dairy or call the museum. 

Moyse's Hall MuseumFor 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 a variety of different uses, including a tavern and a 'gaol'. Currently it is a museum which provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present. Moyse's Hall's own story is as rich and varied as the collections which it houses.

The museum has themed displays offering opportunities for study and exploration based on:

  • coinage;
  • crime and punishment;
  • death;
  • local history;
  • social history;
  • Suffolk regiment;
  • the Red Barn murder; and
  • witchcraft.

Moyse's Hall's West Gallery displays the town's Medieval collections, including a locket containing the hair of Mary Tudor, some medieval weapons, finds from the Abbey, and Abbey stone (some which still remains in the Abbey gardens).

Saving the 70s logoSaving the 70s

A forthcoming exhibition will tell the story of what local people really did for fun during the decade that taste forgot! Organisers of a new exhibition in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for help as they launch their bid to document one of the most important and exciting decades in the life of West Suffolk - the 1970s.

For more information visit: or email 


Chronicle 2000 logo The St Edmundsbury Chronicle 2000 – a history of the St Edmundsbury area from the beginning of man to the present day.


Chronicle 2000 began as a personal millennium project for the author David Addy, but he found that the task needed to be greater than a list of dates, and so the project expanded and is still being refined and amended in 2013. The intention was to emulate the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, using current English, but bringing the story right up to date for the administrative area of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, in the west of Suffolk. Visit the St Edmundsbury Chronicle 2000 website page local museums, museum collections and exhibits for information.

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