The History of Norfolk’s drainage and 200 years of wind powered history All in the sleepy village of Repps with Bastwick
We are a not-for-profit museum located in Repps with Bastwick (close to Potter Heigham), Norfolk, NR29 5JU. The Museum boast over 200 years of wind power history and has working demonstrations. It features full sized wind pumps, steam engines, a unique scoop wheel along with a collection of photographs, models and history of Norfolk’s mills.
Guided tours at the Museum add a personal touch to your visit and during school holiday periods we have lots of children’s activities. Have fun generating electricity and establishing the most efficient way to do so, decorating & constructing a windmill to take home, race our wind powered model cars or do our quiz sheet and colour it in.
Please make sure you check our Opening times on our visit us page.
Thurne Mill is located via a 5 minute drive from the Museum or a leisurely stroll along the riverbank, or of course by river. 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. With over 250,000 photographs on Google images it is definitely worth a visit.