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Wind Energy Museum

Staithe Road, Repps With Bastwick, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5JU
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About us

The Wind Energy Museum offers a relaxing informative and personal experience.

Our unique tourist attraction, is a not-for-profit organisation which is set in the peaceful village of Repps with Bastwick on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. The very secluded 2.75 acre site has a wealth of historical heritage on offer. There is a large variety of full-scale wind pumps, various steam machinery and a unique water wheel (formally from Whitlingham, Norwich), along with working demonstrations and models. The guided tours have a personal touch and strawberry cream teas are our speciality.

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

Volunteers are an important part of the museum. We always like to see new faces and have a wide variety of tasks to suit most people. Generally we hold a volunteer day on the first Sunday of the month from March – October. Refreshments are provided and a list of jobs are put on display for you to choose from.

The biggest of our volunteering events is our ‘Erect a windpump weekend’ it is now in its 7th year. Each year it is very well attended. We supply refreshments and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is something for everyone – timber work, metal work, greasing, gardening, sail making, painting and much more.

Should you wish to help the museum we would be delighted to hear from you BUT please let us know you are coming (for catering purposes)!

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

For further information about the Wind Energy Museum, visit our website and follow us here on icanbea!

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Artwork Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Repps with Bastwick, Norfolk, NR29 5JU
We have hosted various youth groups over the years, some of which have left long lasting stunning artwork (wall) as well have assisted with themed fundraising signs, made relevant items for our fundraising events including up-cycling materials to hand.
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Open day & Event Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Repps with Bastwick,, Norfolk, NR29 5JU
During the season April – October the museum holds several open days, events and participates in the Broads Outdoor Festival, Heritage Open Days
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Meet & Greet Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Repps with Bastwick, Norfolk, NR29 5JU
As the first point of contact for visitors, the meet & greet Volunteer welcomes people to the Museum and assists them as required. The role includes selling admission tickets, giving out information on the day’s activities introducing the Museum and its collec...
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Catering Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Norfolk, NR29 5JU
The person in charge on each open day is responsible for following set guidelines on cleanliness and food hygiene in the kitchen.
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The Scoopwheel
One of the favourite exhibits is our scoopwheel which would have been positioned on the side of a traditional windpump and raised the water from the marshes into the river. It is now powered by an electric motor and the volume of water that this scoopwheel can...
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