Greene King Brewery Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The brewery museum tells the story of the King and Greene families, who allied their forces in 1887 to create Greene King and Sons Ltd, and exhibitions trace the history of brewing in the Bury St Edmunds area. The Brew House itself was built in 1938 in Art Deco style and features Italian marble flooring.
Visitors can see how ale is made using traditional brewing techniques. You can ascend to the brewer roof for excellent views over the Bury St Edmunds skyline.
There are regular tours, and though pre-booking is not mandatory, it is a good idea, as tours spots get filled quickly. Please see the official website for tour times and current prices. Note that there is an age limit for visitors; at present visitors must be 12 or over.
The brewery is only a short walk from the major historic attractions in the centre of Bury St Edmunds.
About Greene King Brewery Museum
Address: Westgate Street Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP33 1QT
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Within easy walking distance of the abbey ruins, at the end of Westgate street.
Website: Greene King Brewery Museum
Phone: 01284 714297
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Bury St Edmunds St Mary's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
St Edmundsbury Cathedral - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Bury St Edmunds Abbey - 0.4 miles (Abbey)
Moyses Hall Museum - 0.4 miles (Museum)
Suffolk Regiment Museum - 0.9 miles (Museum)
Ickworth - 3 miles (Historic House)
West Stow, St Mary's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Greene King Brewery Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Bury St Edmunds
Tourist Information Centre
6 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Tel: 01284 764667
Alternate Tel: 01284 757083
Fax: 01284 757084