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Good small Museum

We went there as we went to the Dads Army Museum, this has the original Jones the butcher van on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rusher223
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A must for steam enthusiasts!

Do allow a good couple of hours+ to see everythig in this musueam. The volunteers who staff it are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CambridgeCat
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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One of Thetford's largest employers manufactured steam engines until the 1920s.
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Nicholas St. Minstergate, Thetford IP24 1BN, England
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+44 1842 751166
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All reviewstraction engineson displaycharles burrelldad's armywell worth a visitbygone agesteam poweredknowledgeable volunteersfree entryrestricted openingtv seriesan interesting placetoasted tea cakerun by volunteersthe staff were friendly and helpfulinteresting exhibitsgreat fun
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there as we went to the Dads Army Museum, this has the original Jones the butcher van on show, well worth a visit, very interesting

Thank rusher223
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do allow a good couple of hours+ to see everythig in this musueam. The volunteers who staff it are very knowledgeable about all exhibits & the local area.

Thank CambridgeCat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tardis of a museum,great piece of history preserved.A lot about the area and how the machines were made and the conditions they worked in.Has a small area for children and a cafe upstairs (they will also serve you downstairs and outside just ask) not expensive....More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is housed in the old paint shop and while quite small is full of interesting exhibits tracing the history of Charles Burrell and employees and has a great (reasonably priced) cafe. It is free to visit (donations gratefully accepted) and run by enthusiastic...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Dads Arms Museum earlier in the day and were told that Jones' van was located here so we went along to have a look Had no idea who Charles Burrell was or what the museum was really about However, once we arrived...More

Thank LAG22
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Stopped off in Thetford on our way to Norwich as we wanted to see and learn about Dad's Army. Glad we did this free museum first, we walked over to Jones's Van and Bob invited us to sit down and listen to the background of...More

1  Thank Jacandhow
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely walk around and actually got to see a working steam engine in all its glory, which the staff had started up and placed at the side of the building. I treated myself to a lovely mug from the souvenir counter. All...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Just a few minutes from the Main Street, steam traction engine museum run by very friendly and knowledgable volunteers, free to enter but well worth a contribution, The surprise is Cpl Joneses van from Dads army, apparently a lot of the series was filmed in...More

1  Thank george4370
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This place is never open, tried a visit a couple of times in the week and also last year when I was in the area, never open.

Thank audittraveler
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We visited this museum to see the J.Jones the Butcher Van from Dad’s Army, but there are a number of other vehicles, relating to steam traction, that are well worth seeing. The volunteers are really friendly and helpful. Lovely cup of tea and toasted tea...More

1  Thank brianstephens17
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Expedition720610
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Response from Russ414 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is on Minstergate. There's some tall white wooden shuttered doors just before the car park. You can't miss it, so sounds like it was closed unfortunately.
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