Tel: 01379 898 081.
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This tower mill stands on the edge of Thelnetham Fen. Dating from 1819, it is one of only four preserved tower mills in Suffolk.
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.
East View Farm,
Tel: 01603 782 225.
The railway is a 7¼ inch gauge and set in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, with steam, diesel and electric trains.
(Entrance is in King's Lynn bus station),
Tel: 01553 775 001.
A display on the history of Savages, with carved fairground gallopers and other objects associated with the firm. As well as numerous other objects of…
Tel: 01525 287 121.
Visit this hidden gem on the Marston Vale rail line. The station building is built in the distinctive Victorian Gothic ‘Cottage Orné’ style, and the…
Tel: 01842 751 166 .
Discover the history of Charles Burrell Works, view the engines close up. Exhibits include recreated workshops, including boilershop, pattern shop, blacksmith’s…
Tel: 01767 603 940.
The Mill is a unique food heritage attraction with something for all ages. Tour the historic flour mill, explore the gardens, meadow and woodland, relax…
Tel: 01992 707 370.
170 acre historic landscape featuring 20 listed buildings and a network of canals survive, showing the manufacture of munitions from the 17th century.…
Tel: 01394 411 327.
Dedicated to preserving the Suffolk Punch breed but also the skills of the people needed to handle these wonderful horses. The exhibition hall contains…
Forncett St Peter,
Tel: 01508 532 650.
An independent museum housing a collection of Cold War armoured vehicles, weaponry and tanks; many in working order! The collection includes operational…
Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way,
Tel: 01992 523 010.
The station started military flight operations for the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and Royal Air Force Operations finally stood down in 1958. The airfield…
The Pat Ramm Building,
Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Road,
Tel: 01953 860 806 op 7.
The largest collection of 453rd memorabilia in existence, housed in a brand new building at their wartime home.
Tel: 01780 782 254.
There’s something for everyone at Sacrewell, from an 18th century watermill, old farming equipment and Shire horses to rare breeds of farm animals, to…
Tel: 01502 723 200.
The museum is full of items of local history, both of the lifeboat and the building in the form of various artefacts connected to the industry, and an…
Tel: 01986 875 084 .
The museum houses an extensive collection of WWII memorabilia, including many items specific to the airfield. Walking through the museum visitors get the…
Repps With Bastwick,
Tel: 07796 407 864.
Large variety of full scale wind pumps, steam machinery and a unique waterwheel, along with working demonstrations and models. Part of the museum is Thurne…
The Control Tower,
Rougham Industrial Estate,
Bury St Edmunds,
Tel: 01359 271 471.
This is a museum dedicated to the 332nd Bomber Group and 94th Bomber Group, and is full of WWII memorabilia.
Tel: 01379 740 708.
Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings, the museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts…
Tel: 07850 078 432.
One of the last 8th Air Force heavy bomber stations to be occupied by the American 8th Army Air Force, and home of Helton's Hellcats. This site illustrates…
Ridgewell Road ,
between Ridgewell & ,
Tel: 01440 788 345.
A small museum to honour the airfield’s most famous residents, the 381st Bomb Group, can be found housed in the former hospital buildings of USAAF station…