Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse (2 miles)
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm and many indoor displays, Gressenhall is the perfect setting for the perfect day out whatever the weather!
Ecotech Centre (10 miles)
Explore the organic, heritage garden and nature area or maybe just have a coffee in the licensed café. There is something for everyone to see. Admission to the Centre is free but should you feel energetic and wish to climb the Ecotricty wind turbine there is a charge and booking is advisable
City of Norwich Aviation Museum (15 miles)
City of Norwich Aviation Museum
A great collection of aviation history with plenty to see both in and outdoors. For kids really into planes, remember to take a camera and sketchbook or notepad.
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum (15 miles)
Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum
Splendid grounds seasonally blanketed with snowdrops make for excellent family rambling, plus a hands on museum and a spooky old prison to explore.
The Mo Sheringham Museum (22 miles)
The Mo Sheringham Museum
A stunning museum telling Sheringhamâs fascinating history. We have a beautiful collection of boats and lifeboats. Our social history galleries include a historical street scene, an art gallery, exhibits about the history of the town, and a temporary exhibition gallery. Our tower offers 360 degree views of the town.
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum (23 miles)
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Tells the story of the development of Radar including how it was used during the
Battle of Britain, the Cold War and is now used both in the UK and on deployed Operations. A place that all the family will enjoy, informative atmospheric visitor attraction with a hands on approach to it's exhibits.
Trues Yard Museum (23 miles)
Trues Yard Museum
Discover King's Lynn's lost fishing community.
Step back in time as you explore the tiny cottages, where nine children once shared one bed! Smell the fish hanging in our Victorian smokehouse and take a look at the Activity fishing smack as you learn more about the lives of the fisherfolk.
Moyse's Hall Museum (31 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Moyse's Hall Museum
For almost a thousand years Moyse's Hall has looked out over the Market Place of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. It has seen many changes since it was built in 1180 and provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
Nelson Museum (34 miles)
Avoid the rats and beware of the cannonfire in Below Decks, a recreation of a man-of-war. Try their hammock, play ship's games, examine cannons from Nelson's time or relax in the picnic area of the Maritime Courtyard.
Time and Tide (34 miles)
Time and Tide
Discover Great Yarmouths' fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Hands on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides and film shows.
Museum of East Anglian Life (34 miles)
Museum of East Anglian Life
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, Discover 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Yesterday's World (34 miles)
Discover an amazing 125 years of British social history magically brought to life with life-size street scenes and shop displays!Our award-winning museum attraction recaptures our amazing past and is considered to be one of the best collections in the UK. NEW for 2013 life size wax figures of King Henry VIII and his wives,Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy.Watch silent movies in the NEW movie theatre
National Horse Racing Museum (37 miles)
National Horse Racing Museum
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (41 miles)
Thorney Heritage Museum (44 miles)
Thorney Heritage Museum
Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
Cambridge Museum of Technology (46 miles)
Kettles Yard (47 miles)
Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (47 miles)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Lots of things to do for kids and a lot of it dinosaur related - mega bonus!! Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history. Try the Trail after!
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (48 miles)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
- holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
The Fitzwilliam Museum (48 miles)
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Railworld (50 miles)
If your kids are train mad - this is the place for them. A superb model railway, garden railway, a number of railway memorabilia. There are also 'Steam Age' exhibits, large locomotives - get in the cab of a Danish Pacific and 'trains without wheels'.
Cromwell Museum (53 miles)
The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (53 miles)
Imperial War Museum Duxford
One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events throughout the year.
Saffron Walden Museum (54 miles)
Saffron Walden Museum
We are a family-friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Colchester Castle Museum (55 miles)
Colchester Castle Museum
Lots of hands-on exhibits of appeal to children and adults alike. Displays on castle prisons, medieval and norman colchester - lots going on.
Hollytrees Museum (55 miles)
Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history.
Natural History Museum Colchester (55 miles)
Natural History Museum Colchester
A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities.
Royston Museum (59 miles)
A significant and varied collection of exhibits, especially glass and ceramic work. Kids are welcome but best behaviour is appreciated.
The House on the Hill Toy Museum (62 miles)
The House on the Hill Toy Museum
This is the largest privately-owned toy museum in Europe with over 80,000 individual items
of mixed antiquity on display, based on the collection of one man who started in 1946 by buying a Hornby train set with his pocket money.
The Henry Moore Foundation (68 miles)
The Henry Moore Foundation
A great visit for all the family to the beautiful former home of artist Henry Moore. A 70-acre estate including outdoor sculpture gardens, restored house and studios, gallery, refreshments and shop. Please book your visit.
Chelmsford Museum (69 miles)
Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
John Bunyan Museum (70 miles)
John Bunyan Museum
A must for kids studying local history, a visit will let you help out with their schoolwork and spend some quality time together. Special quizzes and hands-on trails take them through BunyanâÂÂs amazing life at their own pace
The Museum of Harlow (71 miles)
The Museum of Harlow
Uses objects, text and pictures to tell the story of the area now known as Harlow from ancient times to the present day. Free quizzes and trails for kids available.
British Schools Museum (72 miles)
British Schools Museum
A museum of education in a unique complex of historic classrooms. Children of all ages can dress up in period costume to explore the classrooms, practice their writing in sand trays and on slates, play with Victorian toys and visit the Headmaster’s House to experience Victorian domestic life.
The Collection Museum (72 miles)
The Collection Museum
brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors which encourages learning through play!
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (72 miles)
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a life-size diorama of a quarry, along with many other interesting displays.
North Weald Airfield and Museum (75 miles)
North Weald Airfield and Museum
Still a very active airfield and on most summer weekends visitors can see some of the veteran and classic aircraft based on the airfield in action. The museum focuses on local service personnel and civilian histories.
Hertford Museum (75 miles)
Come and explore Hertford Museum! Discover our play shop, handle fossils and see moving old toys! We also have gallery trails and discovery bags comprising of objects and activities available to use free of charge and to accompany your visit.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (75 miles)
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
Dinosaur Adventure Park (8 miles)
Dinosaur Adventure Park
Come face to face with giants of the past on our dinosaur trail. Discover the lost world maze and meet creatures great and small in the Secret Animal Garden. If you are looking for family days out in Nofolk, you must come here.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near East Dereham with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Norfolk can enjoy the great day out as well.
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