West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village


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The First English Village: One of England’s great archaeological sites

With extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village, West Stow is a fascinating and enjoyable day out for all the family, come rain or shine.

Soak up the atmosphere
West Stow's remarkable wooden homes were rebuilt using ancient Anglo-Saxon methods on the exact sites of the original Anglo-Saxon settlement after extensive archaeological surveys. Inside, the sights and the smells of a past world make the centuries fall away.

Outstanding archaeological finds
From the first humans to the Romans, Vikings and more – gems from digs across West Suffolk. Plus insights into the cutting edge of 'experimental archaeology' as investigations continue at West Stow.

Loads to see and do
Explore the Anglo-Saxon huts, watch an historical film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens. The archaeological mini-dig is also now open daily from 11am-4pm - kids love it!
There are also lost of events held at West Stow, from ancient battle re-enactments to craft demonstrations and story-telling to bushcraft activities

West Stow Country Park

Opening times

  • April: 9am-7pm
  • May-Aug: 9am-8pm
  • Sept-Oct: 9am-7pm
  • Nov-Mar: 9am-5pm (may close earlier in Dec & Jan)
  • Guide dogs only in the Anglo-Saxon Village (due to livestock)
  • We recommend you pencil in from three hours to a day for your visit to West Stows to a day for your visit to West Stow.


Surrounded by a country park with play area, walks, river, lake and woodland.




Adults £5; Concessions* £3; Children (5-16) £3
Family Day Ticket £15 (up to 5 family members, at least 1 adult and 1 child)
*Disabled, over 60s, Job Seekers, Income Support, students

Entry to museum shops and the cafe at West Stow is free.


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Guided Tours
Daily tours of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village are available; please call to confirm before travelling - 012801284 7287184 728718.

Angles Café
The Angles Café at West Stow is open daily and serves Costa coffee. 
Café open daily 10am-4pm)
Keep hold of your car park ticket stub and receive 10% off in the café! 
Dogs are allowed in the café (though not in the Anglo-Saxon Village - with the
exception of Guide Dogs).

Car Parking at West Stow

£1 for up to an hour
£2 for between 1 hour and all day
Yearly passes are available - free with a Family Heritage Ticket, £10 with an Adult Heritage Ticket or £15 without a Heritage Ticket
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Babies (0-1), Toddlers (1-3), Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)


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