Easter event marks the reopening of the Norfolk Tank Museum for new season

The Button family, from Diss, enjoying one of the Cold War tanks at the Norfolk Tank Museum. Picture

The Button family, from Diss, enjoying one of the Cold War tanks at the Norfolk Tank Museum. Picture from left to right: Andrew, Imogen, Charlotte and Henry. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

A special Easter event has kicked-off the reopening of a military museum for a new season.

The Button family, from Diss, enjoying one of the Cold War tanks at the Norfolk Tank Museum. Picture

The Button family, from Diss, enjoying one of the Cold War tanks at the Norfolk Tank Museum. Picture from left to right: Andrew, Imogen, Charlotte and Henry. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Youngsters were able to take part in an Easter egg hunt with a difference with the eggs hidden among the many Cold War armoured vehicles at the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Visitors also got up-close to the tanks and even take a look inside.


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Stephen MacHaye, the chairman of the museum in Forncett St Peter, said: 'It has been absolutely fantastic and very good. We are looking froward to the rest of the year now.'

Eight-year-old Serenity Calrke, from Pulham Market, was the golden egg winner.

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Her mother Hayley Keenes said: 'We come here every year for the Easter Egg hunt and we have a lot of fun. It is a lovely place and the family and volunteers all work really hard.'

Andrew Button, from Diss, visited the museum with his three children, Henry, 17, Charlotte, 13 and Imogen 11.

He said: 'Charlotte volunteers here but I have never been here for an open day. It is great and it is really interesting to see a range of things. It is a good day out.'

The museum are always on the look out for volunteers to help it expand.

For more information about volunteering or the museum click here

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