Things to see & do

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Two days out in one

  • Visitors enjoying the outdoors in our Stableyard © Hannah Steggles

    Spend the day here and see what you can discover.

  • Sudbury Hall

    Home to the Vernon family for 300 years, Sudbury has stunning 17th-century craftsmanship.

  • Museum of Childhood

    Reminisce with our childhood collection, visit the Victorian school room and climb the chimney.

Woodland play area

What will you discover in our woodland play area?

Although tucked away out of sight, If you go down to the woods today then you'll discover our play area hidden amongst the trees and aimed at all ages. You can swing, jump and climb on the play equipment all day. A perfect opportunity to let off some steam after a tour around Sudbury Hall.

Hall tours

Plasterwork ceiling by Bradbury and Pettifer in the Long Gallery © What insect can you spot?

Join one of our daily tours and be led around the hall by one of our enthusiastic guides, discovering the history as you go. We also offer specially themed tours as part of our events programme.

Discover toys

How good are you at whip and top? © David Levenson

Have a go with the toys and games in the Museum of Childhood. From dolls' houses to dressing up, there is lots to play with. And don't forget  to climb the chimney!

Have a go at our children's trails

Children taking part in a trail © David Levenson

Pick up one of the children's trails around the hall and the museum and see what more you can discover.

Group visits

Group visits are very welcome here © Ian Shaw

Sudbury is a great day out for a group, with something for everyone. Marvel at the 17th-century craftsmanship and reminisce about childhood. Have lunch in the tea-room and visit the shops.

School visits

How different were school lessons in Victorian times? © Andrew Tryner

At the Museum of Childhood, children can compare lives and experiences from the 19th-century with the present day and take part in our education workshops which all link with the National Curriculum.

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