West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

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West Stow is the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied 420 – 650AD. Today there is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the original settlement site, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and experience Anglo-Saxon houses as we imagine them to have been. Visitors can also see the archaeological finds from the site on display in a specially built Anglo-Saxon Centre. Schools and other groups are welcome provided they are booked in advance.

Venue Type:

Archaeological site, Prehistoric site

See also

Opening hours

Daily, 10am to 5pm
(last admission 4pm, 3.30pm in winter)

Admission charges

West Stow
Adults £5
Concessions* £3
Children (5-16) £3
Family Day Ticket £15


  • Museums Association

Additional info

The Anglo-Saxon Village is set within a large Country Park with picnic areas, adventure playground, nature trails, lake, river, bird hides and free parking.

The Anglo-Saxon Centre contains an extensive collection of early Anglo-Saxon finds from West Stow settlement and cemetery, along with finds from more recently excavated local cemeteries of the same period. A dispaly of 5-7th Century fashion forms the centre piece of the museum. Grave goods, pottery, bone combs, tools and weaponry also feature.

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Early Anglo-Saxon archaeology.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Icklingham Road
West Stow, Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6HG

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