|Due to the national lockdown, the Anglo-Saxon village, museum, visitor centre, shop and cafe are closed until further notice. West Stow Country Park, the adventure playground, car park and toilets will remain open daily (9am to 4pm).|
Visitors to West Stow can explore history and nature, watch a film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens. Due to the presence of livestock, assistance dogs only are permitted in the Anglo-Saxon Village.
West Stow is the site of an early Anglo-Saxon village, occupied from AD 420-650, over 400 years before the Norman Conquest.
In 1976 the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Trust was formally established to manage the site, at that stage there were three reconstructed houses within the village. The trust was registered as a charity by the Charity Commissioners in 1977 (Charity no. 272897). West Suffolk's Heritage Team currently manages the day-to-day running of the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village on behalf of the trust.
The reconstructed village now consists of eight buildings:
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