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Show more details of Lavenham Guildhall of Corpus Christi
National Trust

Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

An impressive timber-framed building dating from 1530. Originally the hall of the Guild of Corpus Christi, now a local museum, shop and tearoom.

Show more details of Stondon Transport Museum

Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6JN

Stondon Motor Museum has over 400 exhibits. Covering 100 years of motoring, displayed in 8 halls.

Show more details of Royal Gunpowder Mills
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Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY

A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.

Show more details of Bircham Gallery
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14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW

Light and spacious gallery situated on the Market Place in Holt's town centre. The gallery stocks the work of over 200 artists and craftspeople, displaying a wide range of unique and beautiful art from East Anglia and beyond.

Show more details of Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA

Ex-government HQ nuclear bunker buried 80ft underground. Complete with kitchen, dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, government administration room, 120 yard long entrance tunnel, communication and scientists room.

Show more details of Bourne Mill
National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.

Show more details of The Raptor Foundation
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The Heath, St Ives Road, Woodhurst, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3BT

Bird of prey centre, offering 3 daily flying displays with audience participation, gift shop, Silent Wings tearoom, Raptor crafts shop. Various handling courses available. Small and large group visits. Schools visits.

Show more details of Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA

Contemporary gallery, art, clay and craft workshop, outreach programme. Gifts, refreshments, children's parties and studio space. Tues - Sat 10-4pm, Fri 10-5pm. Admission free.

Show more details of Letchworth Arts Centre
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2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW

A popular and vibrant local Arts Centre with three galleries and cafe.

Show more details of Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

The Quay Office, Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NU

Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history.

Show more details of Redwings Horse Sanctuary
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Caldecott Hall, Beccles Road, Fritton, Norfolk, NR31 9EY

Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Great Yarmouth. This Quality Assured Visitor Attraction is home to more than 100 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and a visit makes a wonderful family day out.

Show more details of Hoveton Broads Information Centre

Station Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8UR

Show more details of Beccles Tourist Information Centre

The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BH

Beccles Broads Information Centre.

Show more details of 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Library dedicated to the 6,900 American airmen of the 2nd Air Division killed in action during WW2 flying from airfields in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Show more details of Sutton Hoo
National Trust

Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.'

Show more details of Mid Norfolk Railway
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The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF

East Anglia's longest heritage railway operating between Dereham and Wymondham (11.5 miles). Dereham Station houses displays of railway memorabilia, a shop and buffet.

Show more details of The Muckleburgh Military Collection
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Weybourne Military Camp, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7EG

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is Norfolk's largest working Museum of military vehicles including tanks, guns & a large range of other weapons. Located at Weybourne Military Camp. Gift shop and restaurant.

Show more details of Rayleigh Mount

Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HQ

The former site of the Doomsday castle erected by Sweyn of Essex.

Show more details of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
National Trust

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ

An elegant country house set in a magnificent landscape. Explore 114 acres of vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature all year round.

Show more details of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

The Sainsbury Centre is an inspirational public art museum where you can see outstanding world art for free.

Show more details of Castle Acre Priory
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Stocks Green, Castle Acre, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE32 2XD

Explore this beautiful priory and castle. Wander round the romantic ruins, discover the cloister, refectory and chapter house and hear about the lives of the monks with our audio tour.

Show more details of firstsite
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

Show more details of Berney Arms Windmill

c/o 8 Manor Road, Berney Arms, Norfolk, NR31 0QA

A most splendid and the highest remaining Norfolk marshmill with 7 floors. Built in the late 19thC by millwrights Stolworthy and situated on Halvergate Marsh.

Show more details of Shaw's Corner
National Trust

Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX

The home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950 with literary and personal effects on display. 3.5 acre garden.

Show more details of Sandringham
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Sandringham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

The country retreat of H.M. The Queen. A fascinating house, an intriguing museum and the best of the Royal gardens. Restaurant and shops.

Show more details of Woburn Abbey
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Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.