Days Out in Norfolk

Berney Arms Windmill

Berney Arms Windmill is located alongside the River Yare in an isolated spot. The best approach for the visitor is by river or via the nearby railway station at Berney Arms. The windmill was built in 1865 and used to grind cement clinker, using clay dredged from Oulton Broad and brought to the mill by wherry. Cement production closed down in…
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Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History

The Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History is the only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales, complete with all equipment used for the manufacture of gas from coal: retorts, condenser, purifiers, meter and gasholder. The museum is housed in the town’s former gasworks, which ceased production of gas from the heating of coal in 1965…
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Sandringham

The Queens country retreat in Norfolk. Sandringham house was built in 1870 by the then Prince and Princess of Wales. Four generations of Royals have since used this house as a country retreat including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today. The Sandringham Estate, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk View Website 
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Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre is one of only a handful of theatres in England that is dedicated to creating, presenting and supporting innovation in puppetry and related art forms. The NPT has existed since 1979, when it was established as the home of puppetry in the East of England by Ray and Joan Da Silva. The Theatre is housed in a Grade 1…
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