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1940s Weekend - 16th/17th Oct 2021, 10.30 am-4 pm

1940s Weekend - 16th/17th Oct 2021, 10.30 am-4 pm
Nottingham Gausfest 2021

The Nottingham Gaussfest returns on Saturday October 23rd, 10.30am-4pm with demonstrations of high voltage equipment including tesla coils, high voltage multipliers, Van de Graaff’s, Wimshurst machines, violet ray machines, induction coils, and many other high voltage devices. The equipment will be demonstrated throughout Papplewick's ornate engine and boiler house during the day and is a spectacular sight to behold. If you've never been to a Gaussfest event before, you owe yourself a visit!

There is a small admission fee of £5.00 for adults/seniors (free for Annual Pass holders and children under 16) which goes towards the upkeep of the pumping station. Payment is at the gate only. Please note that due to the nature of the event, you MUST pre-register to attend via this web link

We look forward to seeing you!

Papplewick’s events are supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme.
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