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Charles Burrell Museum

Nicholas St. Minstergate, Thetford IP24 1BN, England
+44 1842 751166
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Traction engines, toasted teacakes & tea- and thats not all!

We set off to find the Dads Army butchers van but found so much more in this marvellous collection... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margate, United Kingdom
Great free museum

Only a small building but plenty of volunteers to chat too making it fascinating place to visit... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
via mobile
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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
+44 1842 751166
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set off to find the Dads Army butchers van but found so much more in this marvellous collection. Housed in an the original part of the Burrell factory - which adds greatly to the provenance of the collection there are some spectacular Burrell engines,...More

Thank MAC3501936
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Only a small building but plenty of volunteers to chat too making it fascinating place to visit. Jones butchers van dad's army very good. Bob & tim did a great talk on dad's army Please don't forget a donation to help it's all free.

Thank peter12345678901234
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lovely to see all these old engines in this free entry museum. A wonderful surprise to see Jones Van from Dads Army here. We will visit again when we come back to Thetford and recommend to others to visit.

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Lovely little museum show casing several old traction engines and exhibits related to the old Burrell works. Also houses Jones's Van from Dads Army. You need about 40 minutes to go round everything. There is a tea room and toilets too, but very restricted opening...More

1  Thank sallyag2016
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This museum is located within the former paint shop of the Charles Burrell factory. Exhibits are located on two floor and comprise of various artifacts made by the Company as well as some examples of the steam traction engines, one of which was in steam...More

Thank Roland T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very interesting little museum, entry is free only weekday open is Tuesday. Just 3 steam engines & jones butchers van from dads army but some interesting machinery & history displays. Have a look up into the ceiling, it's the original roof wich is almost a...More

1  Thank WGuyC
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My grandson and I had a lovely hour and a half here lots to see plenty to touch .the staff were friendly and helpful allowed the boy to get on a steam engine for a look and a photo

1  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A great little museum. The highlight for us, was Jones van from the Dads army tv series. Very interesting history of Traction engines, great display on a blacksmiths. Well worth a visit.

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very small interesting museum if your interested in steam engines. Although only 3 engines there is Corporal Jones's van from Dads Army T.V. programme and a living van. Upstairs is a vast amount of information about the Burrell works. Well worth the visit.

Thank tonyhwright
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Small museum run by volunteers. The outstanding item was the original butcher's van used by Corporal Jones in Dad's Army, also on display were 2 steam engines from Anderton and Rowland. Perhaps I was there at the wrong time but...More

Thank John B
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14 July 2017|
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.