Immerse yourself in art, music and culture in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Enjoy a great cultural holiday in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, this year celebrating 800 years since Magna Carta was signed.

Bury St Edmunds is a town famous for its historical connections – most notably the Magna Carta. It is said that the barons met here in 1214 to agree to oppose King John should he to refuse to sign the great charter.

The town is also a place brimming with cultural activities. Head to Westgate Street and you’ll find the Theatre Royal, the only surviving Regency theatre in England, which still puts on a wide variety of shows and special events.

Less than a mile away is the Apex, a venue that hosts live music of all stripes, from opera to blues via jazz and rock. Architecturally beautiful, it is known for its acoustic excellence.

Smiths Row is great for lovers of contemporary art. This gallery curates and sells exciting public art from the best British artists around today. 

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For more local tourist information:

  • Bury St Edmunds Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address
  • Contact Details 01284 764667

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