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Knit and Knatter

3 adults sitting in a window seat holding knitted dolls.

Tuesday 5 March, Tuesday 2 April 2024  –  10am – 12pm

Price – Free, Donations welcome

Suitable for : Adults

Join us to knit, natter and enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit. Supported by The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Mardle and Make

Tuesday 5 March, Tuesday 2 April 2024  –  2pm – 4pm

Price – Free, Donations welcome

Suitable for : Adults

Bring your craft project, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and have a mardle. Supported by The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Home Education: Fairy Tale House

Friday 8 March 2024  –  12.30pm – 2.30pm

Price – £3.50 per participating child

Suitable for : Children aged 5 to 9 years old but older children welcome.

Can you help the Fairy Tale Land postie find their missing post sack? Meet fairy tale characters, handle historic artefacts and more. This workshop is designed for children aged 5 to 9 years old but we are happy to welcome older children too. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Pulp Ware Workshop for Adults

Saturday 9 March 2024  –  10am – 12.30pm

Price – Free but advanced booking essential

Suitable for : Adults

Join artist Sian Hogarth to learn about Thetford’s unique industry – Pulp Ware and create some of your own.

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Pulp Ware Workshop – for young people aged 12 to 25 years old

Saturday 9 March 2024  –  1pm – 3.30pm

Price – Free but advanced booking essential

Suitable for : Young people aged 12 to 25 years old

Join artist Sian Hogarth to learn about Thetford’s unique industry – Pulp Ware and create some of your own. This workshop is for young people aged between 12 and 25 years old to attend independently.

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Bones & Stones: the Story of Palaeolithic Humans in the Brecks Talk – Tim Holt-Wilson

Tuesday 12 March 2024  –  2pm – 3pm

Price – £5 or free for Ancient House Friends and Norfolk Museums Service Passholders

Suitable for : Adults

Join Tim Holt-Wilson, an independent scholar and author researching and developing geoconservation and public engagement with geodiversity in the East Anglia region, UK, for a presentation explaining the special contributions that the Brecks Fen Edge and River valleys have made to our understanding of Palaeolithic settlement in Britain, from 500,000 to 10,000 years ago.

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Talk: Thetford at the Great Exhibition 1851

Tuesday 9 April 2024  –  2pm – 3pm

Price – £5 Per Person. Free for Norfolk Museums Service Passholders and Ancient House Friends.

Suitable for : Adults

Join Melissa Hawker (Learning Officer) to find out about the Thetford connections to the Great Exhibition of 1851 from industrial displays to diamonds.

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