Pensthorpe Natural Park

Pensthorpe

Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe Natural Park is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation. Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a brilliant place to visit with beautiful gardens, spectacular wildlife, WildRootz adventure play…nature’s way and our brand NEW epic indoor adventure, Hootz House! Discover underwater wildlife with our guided pond-dipping, wander around the lakes and trails, learn more about the numerous projects we support to ‘Actively Save Species’ and enjoy tasty home-cooked food in our Courtyard Café. Our spectacular shop is full of beautiful homeware, plants, jewellery and unique gifts. It’s a fun and exhilarating day out for the whole family!

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Address
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Fakenham Road
Fakenham
Norfolk
NR21 0LN

Website: http://www.pensthorpe.com
Events webpage: http://www.pensthorpe.com/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pensthorpe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pensthorpe

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Lynn Museum

Come and visit the award-winning Lynn Museum, West Norfolk’s greatest treasure!

Enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. Step back in time as you walk into a life size replica of Seahenge. This astonishing Bronze Age timber circle is the museum’s stunning centrepiece. Learn about the people who meticulously crafted the timbers and study the marks left by their bronze axes.

Then discover the timbers as they were found on the beach and find out how this ancient wooden structure amazingly survived for 4,000 years.

Browse around the ‘West Norfolk Story’. Marvel at the Sedgeford Hoard of Iceni gold coins hidden in a cow bone for nearly 2000 years. Imagine being a pilgrim in the thriving medieval port of King’s Lynn or riding on the magnificent gallopers in a Victorian fairground.

Examine the skeleton of an Anglo Saxon warrior and Egyptian Shabti figures. Learn how early people have helped us to write history from their graves.

So much to discover

Alongside the rich displays of objects there are interactive features to entertain the whole family. Audio guides and gallery resource areas provide information for those wishing to find out more. Listen to a sample, or download the entire tour here Lynn Museum audio guide tour

There’s always lots to see and do at Lynn Museum. For more information on special activities, please access the event pages.

The museum is housed in a former Union Baptist Chapel and schoolroom adjacent to the town’s bus station. Come and take a look around – you will be warmly welcomed by Horace the tiger, who will greet you with a friendly roar!

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Address
Lynn Museum
Market Street
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1NL

Website: http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Lynn_Museum/index.htm
Events webpage: http://events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?page=1&event_venue_id=7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lynn_Museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LynnMuseumNorfolk

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the:

* Museum of life on the land

* Traditional farm with rare breed animals

* Beautiful, unspoilt grounds and exciting adventure playground

The museum is a great day out whether you want to learn about the lives of Norfolk people in the past or relax and have a good time with your friends and family. You’ll need a whole day to begin to discover all its wonders.

Gressenhall Farm was once used to grow produce for the inmates at the workhouse. The farm is now using traditional farming techniques.

Look out for our cart rides round the farm. These depart from the farm yard most afternoons but are dependent on the weather.

You can also explore:

* the farm animals

* our Nature Watch cameras

* Suffolk Punches

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Address
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall
Dereham
Norfolk
NR20 4DR

Website: http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm
Events webpage: http://events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?page=1&event_venue_id=2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GressenhallFW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GressenhallFW

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Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Thetford’s Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant’s house and creating up-to-date displays.

The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.

Meet local people from Thetford’s past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.

Take time out in the re-planted garden and don’t miss the brand new museum shop in its oak pavilion. Allow about an hour and a half for a visit.

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Address
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
White Hart Street
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1AA

Website: http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Ancient_House/index.htm
Events webpage: http://events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?page=1&event_venue_id=14
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AncientHouseMus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AncientHouseMuseum

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