Upcoming events

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Motors at the Museum: next event August 18th

One for owners and fans of cars, bikes and vehicles – modern, classic, modified or vintage. Organised as a fundraiser

1940s Weekend, 3rd-4th September 2016

Join us for a brilliant celebration of the sights, sounds and flavours of the 40s! Over the two days you can

Set sail to see historic windmill this season: next opening June 26

One of the city’s most distinctive landmarks will be open to the public again this year on selected days. Bradwell Windmill,

Transport day, 17-18 September 2016

Be transported back to a time when there was nothing to beat the joys of the open road A wheely

What to see

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Call in at Connected Earth

Our newest attraction The Connected Earth gallery, tells the story of human communication from smoke signals and cannons sounding the

Browse the High St

Step back into the days of bustling high streets to see how people used to shop for groceries, clothing, medicines and

Go back to school

There’s loads to do in the schoolroom – including joining a lesson, or running your own! Sit down at a desk

Play parlour games

In a time before TV, there was more than enough to amuse the whole family – as you’ll see in our lovingly recreated