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Steam and Crafts Weekend

13-14 Aug 2016
  • Time

    Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 11am-4.30pm

  • Price:

    Normal Admission applies

Full Steam Ahead for a Crafty Weekend at the Museum of East Anglian Life

Preparations are well under way for the 10th Museum of East Anglian Life Steam and Crafts Weekend to be held on the 13th and 14th August 2016.

Visitors will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the machines of yesteryear, as well as checking out a range of crafts and skills, many of which are experiencing a revival at the present time. The Museum’s 80 acre site will be buzzing with working machinery, demonstrations and plenty of live action, as well as all the usual displays, exhibits, historic buildings and our latest temporary exhibition.

Lisa Harris, Curator at the Museum of East Anglian Life, says: "Passing on the knowledge and experience of those who have worked with machines and equipment in the past is vital if we don’t want it to be lost. With around a month to go until the beginning of the event, the plans and preparations are really starting to take shape and excitement is certainly growing".

During the weekend, the Museum will also host its 14th Steam Engine Driver Training Event. This special opportunity teaches students the basics of engine ownership, maintenance and use, whilst encouraging them to work alongside experienced local steam engine owners.

Visitors will be able to talk with our demonstrators, have a go at some of the crafts, as well as checking out the range of attractions that the Museum has to offer. There will even be a chance to make your own poster on the Museum’s mid 19th century Ransomes printing press.

Also running on this weekend is the annual Steam Driver Training Course

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