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Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens

Thetford Road, Bressingham IP22 2AA, England
+44 1379 686900
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Happy days

This place is so much fun, activities lots to do train rides quirky, the carousel we loved and you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shirley h
Norwich, United Kingdom

Visit was okay and family enjoyed trip on train and rides on the Gallopers. Weather not very good... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Barry D
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

This place is so much fun, activities lots to do train rides quirky, the carousel we loved and you get three free rides, the gardens are beautiful and very relaxing perfect day out

Thank shirley h
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Visit was okay and family enjoyed trip on train and rides on the Gallopers. Weather not very good and limited our visit to some extent (obviously not their fault). However, I have been before during normal opening days and have enjoyed the range of sights...More

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my day here! There are a few museums to wander around, the gardens are beautiful and you can ride on three different steam trains. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The most disappointing Christmas experience ...the Steam museum is ,in itself ,excellent but other than the 'extra ' staff on hand for the Christmas period ,the regular staff were bad tempered ,unfriendly and very unwelcoming...we were a family with two youngsters... it is one of...More

1  Thank catherinetonkin
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We have been season ticket holders for two years now. Our son, aged 20 has learning disabilities loves to visit, even though it is a two hour drive. He loves the carousel and train rides and it the gardens are second to none. The cafe...More

Thank Yvette S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Absolutely brilliant day! 5 adults 5 grandchildren, Santa excellent, with great presents, Bressingham Cafe staff a massive thank you, everyone happy with the food, nothing too much trouble and very reasonable prices. Grandchildren already want to go again next year. Thank you all very much.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Primary reason for our visit was the Steam museum. There are some great static displays of Carriages and Engines plus a Signal Box which was fascinating to go into. There are 3 narrow gauge lines and steam engines which we thoroughly enjoyed travelling on around...More

Thank SteveR361
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited here for the first time on a warm October day. Pleasantly surprised at the whole area geared towards family’s and steam engine enthusiasts. The gardens even in mid October were still very colourful and the displays of a bygone era were impressive. The walks...More

Thank Ann22051958
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is always a lovely place to visit and walk around the museum to see the many stem exhibits, some in steam. Ideal for children who want the rides and roundabouts. Lots of walking in the gardens and many exhibits, including "Dad's Army" with vehicles...More

1  Thank Dormouse39
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I visited here after wanting to see the gardens for years. I'm a keen gardener and can remember growing up watching these famous island bed gardens on gardeners world. So while on holiday in Suffolk during Autumn decided to drive up to Diss and visit....More

1  Thank Helen T
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Nick P | Reviewed this property |
No idea. It won't break the bank though. Give them a call and ask.
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