Upcoming events

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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: Aug, Sept & Oct dates

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

Heritage Open Days, September 8-11th 2016

Four days each year when you can sample all the delights of the museum without paying a penny! We’ve been

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