Museum makes list

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A POPULAR museum in Stowmarket has been recognised as going the extra mile for its visitors.

The Museum of East Anglian Life (Meal) is one of only 20 museums in the UK to make it on to the list for the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award.

The award is judged entirely by museum visitors.

More than 100 museums were nominated for the award but a panel of visitors, volunteers and young people selected the list of 20.

Museum visitors commended Meal for to its clear and detailed displays and wide variety of activities as well as the size of the museum site.

The short list for the award will be announced in March and will be tested by families who decide the winner.