The museum is located in Repps with Bastwick (close to Potter Heigham), Norfolk. NR295JU. We are situated only a few minutes walk from the River Thurne and public mooring is available on the banks going towards Potter Heigham. We feature full sized wind pumps, steam engines and a unique scoop wheel along with a photographs, models of mills, stories and working examples that depict the evolution of drainage on the Broads.
Part of our museum is Thurne Mill – a leisurely stroll along the riverbank or a 5 minute drive from the Wind Energy Museum takes you to the picturesque village of Thurne, where you will find the beautiful Thurne Wind pump. This wind pump is certainly one of the most iconic mills on the Broads and has been used in both David Dimblebey’s and Alan Titchmarsh’s television documentaries. At Thurne you will get the opportunity to enjoy the soothing sight of the huge sails turning almost silently in the wind. Maybe you would like to set them turning yourself?
Volunteering at the museum is a very important part of protecting the museums future. We have several volunteers who help us throughout the year, but we always need more!
We hold several volunteer days through the year, when we work in teams and achieve the bigger tasks. The volunteering days at Wind Energy Museum are great social events where strangers become good friends and there is always a great sense of achievement.
Wind Energy Museum – Team Volunteer Days
Volunteer days are Tuesdays and Thursdays for general maintenance, repairs and projects. However, we always need volunteers for open days too.
New volunteers should in the first instance contact us.
We are also looking for tour guides, gardeners, catering assistants, gate attendants, activities assistants (Full training will be given).
To help the museum exhibits we are recruiting retired or working professionals in carpentry, engineering, building, electrical and plumbing.
If you have any craft that you could transfer to others we would like to hear from you.
Some of the roles we need help with:
- Help on open days – kitchen, signage, meet and greet, children’s activities
- Preparing to open and close
- Leaflet distribution
- Promotional stalls at shows and events
- General light gardening
- Tour guides and heritage walk guides
- Ground maintenance and upkeep
- Engineering and DIY skills
Schools and Groups
Packed with Norfolk heritage, our museum can help your learners explore the history of renewable wind power. They can also learn about traditional engineering techniques from the past. With such a unique collection from around the world, our exhibits and activities lend themselves to a broad spectrum of curricular objectives.
Risk assessments and insurance certificates are available on request.
Our facilities include:
- Newly completed indoor education room
- Our collection of working wind turbines from The Broads and all around the world
- A range of activity sheets and handouts
- Online resources and downloadable packs
- Free car park facilities
- Safe environment
- Catering available
- Picnic areas