West Suffolk is home to a variety of venues, parks and attractions offering a broad variety of events and entertainment:
– The Apex
– Moyse’s Hall Museum
– Theatre Royal
– West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
– Smiths Row Arts Centre
– Haverhill Arts Centre
– West Suffolk parks (including Abbey Gardens, Nowton Park, East Town Park & West Stow Country Park)
To hire any of these venues, or for more information, click here.
About The Apex
The Apex is an award-winning venue that’s home to a diverse programme of live music, comedy and dance.
From classical to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, the acoustic excellence of The Apex makes for an excellent experience.
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
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Moyse’s Hall Museum
About Moyse’s Hall Museum
Situated in a beautiful medieval building, Moyse’s Hall Museum houses eclectic collections and exhibitions, and hosts events ranging from themed craft workshops for all the family to historical talks and lectures.
Moyse’s Hall Museum, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1DX
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Opening hours: Mondays-Saturdays 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm), Sundays 12pm-4pm (last entry 3pm)
About the Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal is the last working Regency playhouse in Britain. This remarkable theatre has an extraordinarily intimate auditorium and exquisite decor, providing visitors with an unforgettable theatrical experience from concerts and comedians to plays and pantomimes.
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
About West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
One of England’s great archaeological sites, West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt countryside. Visitors to West Stow can explore history and nature, watch a film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens.
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HG
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Smiths Row Arts Centre
About Smiths Row
A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Smiths Row curates an exciting programme of exhibitions and public art projects, accompanied by a range of tours, talks and workshops.
Smiths Row Arts Centre, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1BT
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Haverhill Arts Centre
About Haverhill Arts Centre
Haverhill Arts Centre is home to a broad selection of theatre, cinema, comedy, children’s shows, music (rock, jazz, classical, folk and world), dance, spoken word, and a variety of workshops for both adults and children. The Haverhill Local History Centre is also housed in the building.
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8AR
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Parks in West Suffolk
West Suffolk is rich in parks and open spaces, a number of which are available to hire for events, including:
– Abbey Gardens
– Nowton Park
– East Town Park
– West Stow
– Clare Castle Country Park
– Hardwick Heath
– Haverhill Recreation Ground
With nearly 15 acres of mature formal parkland, the Abbey Gardens feature medieval abbey ruins, beautiful formal gardens, the river Lark, wildlife feeding area, an aviary, a children’s play area, tennis courts, a bowling green and a putting green.
Abbey Gardens, Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1XL
Nowton Park consists of almost 200 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside landscaped over 100 years ago in typical Victorian style, plus the Nowton Park visitor centre. The visitor centre is an attractive timber building complete with a café, park ranger centre and ports changing room facilities.
Nowton Park, Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5LU
East Town Park
East Town Park is a 38 acre country park boasting lots of wildlife. The park consists primarily of meadows and woodland, and features an easy access walking trail suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people with reduced mobility, a picnic area and a children’s play area. East Town Park is also the start of the Haverhill Country Walks, a series of circular routes of up to 6.5 miles, east of Haverhill around the villages of Sturmer and Kedington.
East Town Park, Coupals Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7UR
West Stow Country Park
West Stow Country Park features 125 acres of woods, heathlands, a river and a lake, plus nature trails, walks and an adventure playground.
West Stow Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HG
Clare Castle Country Park
Clare Castle Country Park is unique in having the remains of a closed Victorian railway station located within the grounds of what was once a Norman Motte and Bailey castle. Its 13.2 hectares include significant areas of open water, and the river Stour runs along its southern boundary.
Clare Castle Country Park, Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NW
Hardwick Heath consists of around 55 acres of open parkland and includes a pavilion. This site has had a varied and interesting history – from a medieval grazing area for St Edmundsbury Abbey, to part of a large private estate owned for over 250 years by the Cullum family, and even a Prisoner of War (POW) camp during the Second World War.
Hardwick Heath, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2QZ
Haverhill Recreation Ground
The park is open all the year round, planted with lots of spring bulbs and is surrounded by a tree belt. It has a children's play area to cater for different age groups of children, public toilets, a kiosk selling snacks in the summer months and a bandstand that can be hired.
Haverhill Recreation Ground, Camps Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8HF