Grand opening of Abbot’s Hall

Guests explore the exhibition rooms at the opening of Abbot's Hall
Guests explore the exhibition rooms at the opening of Abbot's Hall
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ABBOT’s Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life is now open to the public.

The hall, built in 1709, has been lovingly restored and transformed to house seven permanent exhibition rooms that explore the ideas of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ in East Anglia. The Hall was officially opened by The Lord Matthew Evans, the son of writer George Ewart Evans, whose life and work form an integral part of the new exhibition rooms.

Museum director Tony Butler said: “The opening of Abbot’s Hall is the most important event in the museum’s history since it was founded in 1967. We are especially delighted that Lord Evans, the son of George Ewart Evans, who did so much to preserve the memory of work and life in the region, has officially opened the hall.”