Paul Edward Cope, 56, denies stealing items from Museum of East Anglian Life, in Stowmarket
A 56-year-old man has denied burglary and theft charges following a raid at a Stowmarket museum.
Paul Edward Cope, of Cotswold Gardens, Hutton, Brentwood, Essex, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich, on Tuesday.
He pleaded not guilty to a charge of non-domestic burglary and one count of theft. Both charges relate to a January break-in at the Museum of East Anglian Life, in which artifacts valued at £21,978 were taken.
Cope was bailed to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on December 4 at 10am.
More than 100 irreplaceable items were taken in the raid, along with lead from the back roof of the Grade II listed Abbot's Hall.
The thefts took place over the weekend on January27-30.