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Unexpectedly interesting to the Sikh community and colonial history

Thetford House Museum is a wonderfully surprising place. I had not expected to discover the story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John B
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful house and interesting museum

We went primarily to see the house itself but found the museum to be very interesting. Lots of... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays. The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story...more
St. Nicholas House 21-23 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thetford House Museum is a wonderfully surprising place. I had not expected to discover the story of an Indian Prince, the Maharajah Duleep Singh, in a Norfolk town nor to find that the museum is something of a pilgrimage site to the Sikh community. Behind...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We went primarily to see the house itself but found the museum to be very interesting. Lots of fascinating displays. Very good value for money. Anyone interested in the architecture and history of the building might find it helpful to print off the info from...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Really interesting museum in a beautiful medieval house. Enthusiastic staff. Gives information on thetford history.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We were on a short visit to Thetford. We wanted to visit this Museum but did not arrive until 4.00 pm and it closed at 5.00. However they do a 'twilight ticket' at a reduced rate for the last hour , which was good. Lady...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This museum is just the right size, very interesting, close to the town centre , bus and train station. Check opening times before travelling.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold and dreary February afternoon and were so impressed with the museum. Not only were the staff so helpful and friendly but in each room is an activity pack and toys and books for children. The museum is really interactive and...More

1  Thank Leanne J
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Excellent museum with lots of interactive exhibits and various themed rooms from the 500 years since it was built in 1500. Amazing architecture and liked the clear and vivid descriptions. Well worth the entrance price!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours at this museum. Although it is small there was so much to look at. The staff were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. We will certainly visit again.

Thank trudiandmick1953
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Very interesting, enjoyable museum; if you need any information there are knowledgable staff on hand to answer your questions &, more importantly, they are very friendly.

Thank SuffolkDalesman
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Wow, what a day! We came to take part in a Home Ed day about Christmas Through the Ages, and loved every minute! The staff are all fantastic and really know their stuff, and are so patient with the children. Thank you so much for...More

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