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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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Lovely small but interesting museum

Really interesting museum in a beautiful medieval house. Enthusiastic staff. Gives information on... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
uktravellingwoman
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London, United Kingdom
SMALL MUSEUM IN THETFORD

We were on a short visit to Thetford. We wanted to visit this Museum but did not arrive until 4.00... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
1147GG
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London, 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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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 April 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 13 March 2018

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

Thank Ray T
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Reviewed 10 February 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

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Reviewed 28 January 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 22 January 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.

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Reviewed 20 January 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.

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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
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Reviewed 6 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

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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
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