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Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

St. Nicholas House 21-23 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
+44 1842 752599
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Just brilliant for young children!

We visited on a cold and dreary February afternoon and were so impressed with the museum. Not only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leanne J
via mobile
Fascinating look through history of 500 year old house

Excellent museum with lots of interactive exhibits and various themed rooms from the 500 years... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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 of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations. Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers. Take time out in the re-planted garden and don't miss the brand new museum shop in its oak pavilion. Allow about an hour and a half for a visit.
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St. Nicholas House 21-23 White Hart Street, Thetford IP24 1AA, England
+44 1842 752599
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Leanne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 14 December 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

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

An old house used as the local museum that was really well thought out. We visited when it was in full use by school children having a 'Roman' day but it was really interesting. There were 4 short films covering the interesting parts from local...More

Thank ASpeedie
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very interesting little museum all about Thetfords history.I liked the small talks on the screen before you explore the museum. Lovely Tudor room.

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were 3 oldies visiting and found the whole experience delightful. But it would appeal equally to families. Despite being quite small we happily spent nearly 2 hours there. Every room offered something different. In the first room there are 4 short films to see...More

Thank Eunice L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very interesting museum, we went when they had a Victorian day on, the kids made 2 Victorian toys each which they still play with then in the kitchens they made butter each which we took home & had with scones, delicious. The staff were very...More

Thank WGuyC
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A little gem in the middle of Thetford. Beautiful old building, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank MeSteveKB
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