About West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park

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 - see What's On to find out more about events at West Stow!

Guided Tours
Daily tours of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village are available; please call to confirm before travelling - 01284 728718.
Angles Café
The Angles Café at West Stow is open daily and serves Costa coffee. 
Café open daily 10am-5pm
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).

For all party bookings at Angles Café, contact West Stow

Anglo-Saxon Village
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm
We recommend you pencil in from three hours to a day for your visit to West Stow.
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Visitor Centre will be closed from Saturday 24 December to Monday 2 January 2017.
Usual opening times resume from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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 Stow.
N.B. The Country Park will be open every day over the Christmas period

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village,
Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG
01284 728718 | weststow@stedsbc.gov.uk
Breaking News...

Thanks to Resilience Funding from Arts Council England we have the exciting opportunity to refurbish and redisplay the galleries in the Anglo Saxon Museum at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village for the first time in 20 years.


The Museum is still open with plenty to see. You may even get the chance to talk to our collections staff and volunteers in action. We look forward to unveiling the newly themed displays later this year

In other the news...
James Marsden of the East Anglian Daily Times recently joined us at West Stow to find out what it was like to live as an Anglo-Saxon "No mobile phone, no emails, no World Cup. I wish I could be an Anglo-Saxon" he said!



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