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“Little gem”

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Thetford
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A wonderful facility at a great price for entry. There is often a special exhibition on and children are especially catered for. Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

A town museum well worth a visit which is set on a wonderful elizabethan building; It is full of information about local history especially Thetford's most famous son, Thomas Payne. There are lots of hand on exhibits to hold the interest of children.

Thank R P T
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

So much to se; friendly staff; real gem with temporary exhibitions; somewhere to go every time you are in Thetford!

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Spent a couple of very interesting hours here. I love social history.....how people lived rather than the big battles. This building is full of artefacts from everyday life from times past and people who have lived their lives here .....fascinating
The staff were very helpful and admission was very reasonable at around £3 ....if you are visiting the area try it

Thank GromitNorwich
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

Very interesting infomation on local history. My young son enjoyed himself. Staff very helpful and knowledgable.

Thank mathel2874
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