museums and attractions

Attractions in East England

The East of England was a major centre for the Royal Air Force and the US Air Force during the Second World War and there are museums reflecting this. However, a wide range of interests are covered, such as water pumping stations, gas works, traction engine builders and industrial railways.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the East of England region including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Huntingdonshire.

Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree Jam Shop & Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Langham Dome

RAF Langham, Langham, Norfolk, .

Transport / Aircraft

Maritime Heritage Centre

Next to High Sands, Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey, Norfolk, .

Transport / Maritime

RAF Bircham Newton Memorial Project

National Construction College East , Bircham Newton, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, .

Transport / Aircraft

Sheringham Museum

At The Mo, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham, Norfolk, .

Transport / Maritime

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Station Business Park, Horning Road West, Hoveton, Norfolk, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Model Railway

The David Silver Honda Collection

Unit 14 Masterlord Industrial Estate, Station Road, Leiston, Suffolk, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Road

House on the Hill Toy Museum

Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Happisburgh Lighthouse

Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, .

Transport / Maritime

Southwold Sailors Reading Room

East Cliff, Southwold, Suffolk, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Thelnetham Windmill

Mill Road, Thelnetham, Suffolk, .

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

East View Farm, Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Lynn Museum

(Entrance is in King's Lynn bus station), Market Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Fairground

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Station House, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Charles Burrell Museum

Minstergate , Thetford, Norfolk, .
Tel: 01842 751 166 .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Jordans Mill

Holme Mills, Southill Road, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Barnards Miniature Railway

Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, .

Railways / Miniature Railways

Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Essex, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

Suffolk Punch Trust Museum

Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Suffolk, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Norfolk Tank Museum

Station Road, Forncett St Peter, Norwich, Norfolk, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Military

North Weald Airfield Museum

Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald, Epping, Essex, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Aircraft

453rd Bomb Group Heritage Museum

The Pat Ramm Building, Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Road, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, .

Other Sites of Interest / Military

Sacrewell

Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

May 2019

  • A Trio of Gallopers
  • Among The Danger Houses
  • Brunel’s Cornish Railway Bridges
  • Sadie and Wee Slim
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage
  • The Romance of the Horses (Part 1)

£4.50

Paddle Steamers at War 1914-18

A guide to the paddle steamers used – and lost – in the First World War.

£6.75

Regular Price: £7.29

The Sentinel Steam Waggons of Shrewsbury

Celebrating the 2015 100th anniversary of the start of Sentinel steam waggon production in Shrewsbury.

£19.00

Regular Price: £24.00

November 2018

  • Frederick’s World Record Run
  • Rallying For The Stars
  • On The Voie Sacree
  • Pottering Around The Peaks
  • Tractors Across The Plain

£4.25

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