Museum to host 9th annual Steam and Crafts Weekend

Stowmarket, Suffolk. Steam and crafts weekend at the Museum of East Anglian Life - ANL-141108-000121009
Stowmarket, Suffolk. Steam and crafts weekend at the Museum of East Anglian Life - ANL-141108-000121009
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The Museum of East Anglian Life is hosting its annual Steam and Crafts weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The event, now in its ninth year, will give visitors the chance to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the machines of yesteryear.

The Kinetic Science Foundation is running exciting mini experiments with steam and bubbles while the Steam and Grease volunteers are offering a chance to drive a tractor.

The museum’s 75 acre site in Stowmarket will be packed with working steam machinery, traction engines, demonstrations and plenty of live action.

Lisa Harris, Curator at the Museum said: “Passing on the knowledge and experience of those who have worked with machines and equipment in the past is vital if we don’t want it to be lost.”

Over the weekend, the museum is also hosting its 13th annual Steam Engine Driver Training event.

Students, who must over 21 and hold a full driving licence, can pick up the basic skills of driving different varieties of road steam engine as well as learning how to maintain it.

The event is open from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and from 11am to 4.30pm on Sunday.

For more information please visit www.eastanglianlife.org.uk