This weekend we're celebrating Heritage Open Days! Come join us at one of three fascinating heritage sites. (Please note individual opening times and days)
Stracey Arms Mill
Acle New Road, Tunstall, Halvergate, Acle, Norfolk, NR13 3QE
Stracey Arms Drainage Mill is a Grade 2* listed brick three storey tower mill, built in 1883 and has been described as the best surviving example of the work of Millwright and Engineer Richard Barnes of Great Yarmouth. At 14 metres high and with sails 20 metres long, it is valued as one of the most significant and prominent features of the Halvergate Marshes.
It is one of only a few surviving examples of a Broads Tower Mill driving a turbine pump with all its iron machinery as used to drain the surrounding marshes, so representing the height of the technology of mill design.
Come along and find out about our project to restore the mill to full working order and explore the lives and work of the marsh folk, including their impact on the landscape and environment.
Saturday 9 September: 10:00 - 15:00
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR
A chance to see the amazing objects keept behind the scenes and speak to the people who preserve and record Norfolk’s ancient history. There is also the chance to meet costumed characters as you explore the fascinating workhouse building with plenty of chores to keep the workhouse inmates occupied. Get creative in Art Attack and discover all that the 50 acre site has to offer including the traditional working farm with its Suffolk Punch horses and thrilling adventure playground. Norfolk Historic Environment Service offices will be open for visitors, come talk to our finds specialists and community archaeologist about what we do and how you can get involved.
Sunday 10 September 10:00-17:00
Marriott’s Way Vintage Cycle Rally
The Whitwell & Reepham Station, Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 4GA
Join us on The Marriott's Way Heritage Trail, where we will be celebrating the Bicentennial of the earliest form of bicycle, the Draisine or 'Dandy Horse' unveiled in 1817.
Vintage Cycles of all types will converge at Whitwell Station and ride a route along a section of Marriott's Way towards Norwich, with traditional entertainments and activities for all. You are welcome to bring your own modern or vintage bike and/or wear vintage clothing to the event.
Sunday 10 September 10:00-16:00