Moyse’s Hall Museum and West Stow Anglo Saxon Village closed

Following Government instructions on delaying the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds  and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village will be closed from Tuesday 17 March until further notice. West Stow Country Park remains open.

The heritage attractions are run by West Suffolk Council. Cllr Jo Rayner, Cabinet member for Leisure Culture and Community Hubs said,

‘We are following clear Government instructions to delay the spread of the virus and protect our communities. Accordingly, we have taken the decision to close these two venues from noon today Tuesday 17 March, until further notice. ‘

Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council said, 

‘We continue to keep Government guidance and instruction under review as the situation changes, while still delivering essential services for our communities and businesses. Our offices in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket remain open but we would encourage residents to go online at in the first instance, to see if a journey can be avoided. We will be providing regular updates on how we will be continuing to support our residents and local economy as well as our partners as the situation unfolds.’

Council owned leisure centres run by Abbeycroft Leisure in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket and Brandon are reviewing their position in the light of Government guidance. Updates can be found at