On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, visitors can experience the history of the National Trust’s Sheringham Park come to life. Journey through time, explore the estate and discover how different historical features were used in the past.
Meet the Home Guard in the two pill boxes and learn about coastal defences, see a pole lathe in action at the sawmill and visit Howe’s Hill Tumulus to learn about the recent geo-physical surveys that have helped shape our understanding of this intriguing mound. Visitors can have a go at making Bronze Age style pottery and meet a Victorian archaeologist showing his finds.
New for 2022 is Anglo-Saxon charcoal burning – this is experimental archaeology in action. The burn will start on Saturday morning and continue through the night into Sunday. Learn about how this demonstration links to recent nearby excavation work.
Rupert Eris, Event Organiser said, “The History comes to life weekend at Sheringham Park provides an opportunity for visitors and local schools to engage with the rich and varied past of the estate, from the Neolithic to Second World War eras. We’re really excited about showcasing some of the less well-known aspects of local history, including the exciting charcoal burning experiment which will bring to life the findings of a recent dig at nearby Beeston Regis.”
When to visit
The event will be held on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July 2022,11am – 4pm.
Booking is not required. This is a free event, but normal car parking charges apply. Head to the event field to collect a map of the park with the various activities highlighted. The locations of the activities and pillboxes are spread around the Estate and if you want to see everything, it will involve quite a bit of walking.