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Review of Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
Ranked #6 of 21 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.
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

A small museum but it manages to convey all major local history. The staff are friendly and well informed. The special events during the school holidays are always worth attending if you have children

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ancient House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I was about to leave when I noticed the ancient house - decided to take a look and was glad I did. Interesting visit.

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge
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124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Interesting visit to this old house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Staff were very helpful and friendly and the exhibits quite interesting. Lots of levels so probably difficult if not good on stairs

Visited August 2013
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Thetford's history comes to life”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a very inter-active museum and the displays are always of interest and changed regularly. There is easy access. Sadly there is no space for refreshment facilities.

Visited July 2013
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ann W
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