History comes to life at Sheringham Park

History comes to life at Sheringham Park

For two days this July, join us to experience the history of Sheringham Park come to life. Journey through time as you explore the estate and discover how the different historical features were used in the past.

Saturday 9 July - Sunday 10 July 2022  |  11am - 4pm
 

An Archaeologist shows his finds
An Archaeologist shows his finds at the History Weekend, Sheringham Park
An Archaeologist shows his finds

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. You might also have the chance to make your own Bronze Age style pottery and meet a Victorian archaeologist showing his finds.

A soldier in one of the pillboxes at Sherigham Park, which will be open over the History Weekend
A soldier in one of the pillboxes at Sheringham Park, which will be open over the History Weekend
A soldier in one of the pillboxes at Sherigham Park, which will be open over the History Weekend

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 experiment links to recent nearby excavation work.

The basics:

This event is free, but normal car parking charges apply. Head to the event field to collect your map of the park with the various activities highlighted. 


What to bring and wear:

Please note that 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. 
 

Workers use two-man crosscut saw
Workers use two-man crosscut saw at the History Weekend, Sheringham Park
Workers use two-man crosscut saw