The Broads based Wind Energy Museum is staging the only public event in England to mark Global Wind Day on Monday 15th June. The museum charts the history of wind power in Norfolk over its 200 year history and houses a unique collection of ten working exhibits, dating back to 1820.
A grant from EnterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Council’s business support department is enabling a day of activities for school groups, whilst adult visitors can enjoy a free cream tea and guided tour. ‘We know how important wind energy is to our future,’ commented Museum Curator Debra Nicholson, ‘but few realise the important role wind energy played in our past. As well as Thurne Mill, we have wind pumps that once helped drain the Broads, and others that raised water from wells. We also have one of the earliest wind powered generators.’
Great Yarmouth is at the centre of the growing offshore wind energy sector and the Wind Energy Museum illustrates the rich local heritage from which this important sector has evolved.
The Wind Energy Museum sits on the bank of the River Thurne at Repps with Bastwick. For directions or to book in a group, call Debra Nicholson on 07796 407864
Global Wind Energy Day will see events taking place in more than 30 countries around the world. It’s organised by the Global Wind EnergyCouncil and European Wind Energy Association. The Wind Energy Museum is one of few events being staged in the UK. See:
For more information:
Debra Nicholson, Wind Energy Museum 07796 407864