Gressenhall Farm and Workhouses
If your interest is in the history of farming over the last 2 centuries and you want to experience first hand rare breeds of animals on a traditional working farm, then this is the place for an eclectic experience both inside the beautiful museum and outside in the countryside. Great for all the family!
Gressenhall Farm, NR20 4DR (10 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
This is a popular family attraction offering the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs. Listen to the mighty Wurlitzer, ride the fairground carousels and gondola and enjoy the special events but check dates!
Thursford Collection, NR21 0AS (12 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
Holkham Bygones Museum
This is a vast collection in a stable block next to Holkham Hall, housing domestic and agricultural memorabilia ranging from mechanical toys, vintage cars, household implements, and steam engines to farming tools from the Victorian era to the 1900s. The exhibitions are designed to entertain as well as inform the visitor. Free admission!
Holkham Bygones, NR23 1AB (12 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
Set in an 18th century handsome and elegant Georgian townhouse, you will find prehistoric artefacts and a social history of the town including displays of local man Howard Carter and his extraordinary discoveries from Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt.
Swaffham Museum, PE37 7DQ (12 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
Mo Sheringham Museum
This independent museum is of all things boats, the sea and the history of the people of Sheringham. Its beautiful displays and plenty of things to see, hear and do appeal to old and young alike.
Mo Sheringham Museum, NR26 8BG (25 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Ride on a steam carousel or take one of 4 steam trains around the 20 acres of gardens or stroll round the National Dad’s Army collection of props and vehicles from the TV series. This is worthy of a day visit!
Bressingham Steam Museum, IP22 2AA (43 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
Norwich Castle Museum
This fine central landmark and once a royal palace, houses a Norman Keep, galleries of fascinating historical finds from the Ancient Egyptians to recent times, magnificent art works and plenty to amuse all the family all day. Don’t miss the tours of the battlements and dungeons!
Norwich Castle Museum, NR1 3JQ (28 miles from Pollywiggle Cottage)
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