Suffolk museum pleased as punch with gift horse Tulip

The Museum of East Anglian Life's new Suffolk Punch Tulip
The Museum of East Anglian Life's new Suffolk Punch Tulip
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Major the Suffolk Punch has a new girlfriend at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

Tulip, a seven year old Suffolk mare, has joined the 22-year-old Major at the Stowmarket museum.

The Museum of East Anglian Life's new Suffolk Punch Tulip

The Museum of East Anglian Life's new Suffolk Punch Tulip

Its director Tony Butler said: “Tulip is a lovely looking horse with a blonde mane and good temperament. We are very grateful for this gift.”

Alongside its historic buildings and collections the museum has examples of the ‘Suffolk trinity’, animals specially bred for the terrain and climate of East Anglia. Suffolk sheep, red poll cattle and Suffolk Punch horses are all featured with an ‘associate member’ the large black pig.

Tony added: “Suffolk’s museums, farm parks and Suffolk Horse Society are vital in reminding the public that not so long ago these specially bred animals made a major contribution to the prosperity of agriculture in East Anglia.”