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Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens

Thetford Road, Bressingham IP22 2AA, England
+44 1379 686900
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Lovely day out

We visited as a couple beginning of September. The gardens were gorgeous and well worth taking a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Lovely place to visit

I'm in my mid 30's and visited bressingham as a little girl, now I visit with my own family. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bressingham is a Charitable Trust preserving Steam Transport of all kinds in a Garden Setting which the whole family can enjoy. The aim of the trust is to provide moving steam powered exhibits full of life rather than a purely static display, so expect some smoke, soot, oil, and working exhibits you can get close too rather than a roped off lifeless collection. The majority of staff have always been volunteers, who graciously give their time for others to enjoy the collection of steam artefacts given by Alan Bloom to the trust.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Thetford Road, Bressingham IP22 2AA, England
+44 1379 686900
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited as a couple beginning of September. The gardens were gorgeous and well worth taking a walk around. The steam museum was interesting but when we visited there was a special event on and the Dads Army exhibition could not be seen properly. Coffee...More

Thank JayneW61
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm in my mid 30's and visited bressingham as a little girl, now I visit with my own family. I think the place is magical and I love riding the trains as does my husband and little boy. The gardens are beautiful and nice to...More

Thank JONI1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelled to Bressingham Gardens Diss Suffolk. The site also has a steam museum and the Dads Army museum. The gardens were created by Alan Bloom, a renowned horticulturalist and later his son Adrian. Alan was the inventor of the island bed and the gardens display...More

Thank TravelswithLuka
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a diverse place that is fantastic for all ages - I went as a group of 4 adults. I visited here in mid-September, and the gardens were still beautiful - plenty of flowers still out and the layout of the gardens is stunning....More

Thank Katt R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly magnificent gardens - probably the best I have visited in the UK They are so well looked after, the colours and variety of plants superb - well done

Thank magsbain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steam Train museum interesting and exhibition dad's army was very good. Gardens lovely very pretty and well laid out. Was disappointed galloping carousel ride was not included in the admission, and train ride was also extra.

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all their are 3 miniature railway trips through various parts of the site which used to be a nursery and the remains of some of the poly tunnels can still be seen. The gardens are in front of one of the mini railway...More

Thank Rendatwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on 8 September and parked easily in the disabled parking. Several families started to queue and then moved away. We went to the doors at 10.30am (opening time) and waited. The doors did not open until 10.35am."You are late opening" I said to...More

Thank LMO14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been for s while but glad we did good variety of attractions at reasonable cost with friendly and knowledgeable staff

1  Thank Alwaystravelling042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful day out, lots of things to see & do with the kids, they particularly love the rides & the dads army stuff. I would recommend this museum to anybody. Cafe had good food but was limited on the veggie options.

1  Thank WGuyC
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Nick P | Reviewed this property |
No idea but to be honest, everything at Breasingham seems to be as cheep as chips.
Peter G
17 April 2017|
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Response from Steam_Museum | Property representative |
Hi, only assistnace dogs, such as hearing and guide dogs.
Michael M
18 November 2015|
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Response from Steam_Museum | Property representative |
Hi Our Gallopers roundabout built in 1897 can be both steam and electrically operated. We tend to steam on event days, some Sundays and Bank Holidays. We are open for Christmas Specials, but the site won't be open as a... More