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Join the 30th Birthday Celebrations at Burwell Museum


The wonderful Burwell Museum is 30 years old and they are having a party! Entry is free so come and join the celebrations  on Sunday 24th July between 11 am and 5 pm.

The Museum, one of the area’s best loved community museums, actually opened to the public for the first time on Sunday 18th April 1992. However, like the Queen, they are  having an ‘official’ birthday party a few months afterwards!

Burwell Museum 30th Birthday

Set among beautifully preserved historic farming buildings, Burwell Museum tells the story of a bustling fen-edge village. Displays have been lovingly created and cared for by a loyal band of volunteers over the past 30 years. Visitors are taken back in time as they view the array of historic farm tools and machines in the Wagon Shed along with their display of vintage vehicles. A beautifully restored Nissen Hut tells stories from both World Wars and there is even an air-raid siren – fully working for those who wish to try! The mock Village Shop and Victorian School Room with its interactive 1950s/60s mechanical telephone exchange always fascinates the younger ones and a reconstructed cab from a Burwell and District bus interests the more senior visitors.

Event days often feature around the working Forge  and hand-operated wheelwright’s lathe which is  used for craft skills workshops and blacksmithing demonstrations. And there is lots more including their vast collection of archive photos and even a working Windmill but we don’t want to spoil it for you!

Instead come and celebrate with them, where there  will be lots of things for the whole family to enjoy as well as some yummy refreshments (including fizz and cake – of course!). Most importantly two of the founders of the museum, Paul Hawes and John Wisbey, will be officially thanked for their services in a short ceremony. With Burwell Radio hosting and broadcasting live on site this will be a day to remember.

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