Things to Do in East Anglia
East Anglia has things to do for everyone at any time of year, whatever the weather. Visit and it will never be a case of trying to find activities – there’s so just so much to see and do! Where do you start? Here we help you make the most of your time in East Anglia – be it culture, history and sight-seeing, family attractions, festivals and galleries or nature reserves, coast and countryside.
Museums in East Anglia
Houghton Hall and Gardens
Houghton Hall is one of the grandest Palladian Houses in England with magnificently furnished state rooms. Award winning 5 acre walled garden, Model Soldier Collection, Contemporary sculptures, restaurant & Gift shop.
IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war, on people’s lives and the history of our region.
Royal Gunpower Mills
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.
306th Bombardment Group Museum
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art.
Tolhouse Museum and Goal
Visit one of the UK’s oldest gaols, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of the thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here.
First Garden City Heritage Museum
The First Garden City Heritage Museum tells the story of the Garden City Movement from its origins to the present day. It is housed in a beautiful and unique building designed in 1907 by the architect Barry Parker.
Family Attractions in East Anglia
An award winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. Treehouse, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling, marsh walks and really yummy food!
Explore the newest member of the National Park family on board a Herbert Woods Day Boat or Canoe. Perfect for a spot of fishing or a secluded picnic, there is no better way to explore the Broads. Cruiser and Cottage holidays also available.
Bure Valley Railway
Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.
Houghton Hall and Garden
Houghton Hall is one of the grandest Palladian Houses in England with magnificently furnished state rooms. Award winning 5 acre walled garden, Model Soldier Collection, Contemporary sculptures, restaurant & Gift shop