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In many way superb, but not exactly what I was expecting

I am into vintage machinery, and always check out 'museums' and the like when I visit an area... read more

Reviewed today
fred w
Launceston, United Kingdom
Very interesting museum.

I have never seen so many steam traction engines on display in one place, along with old fairground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart F
Telford, United Kingdom
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“christmas show”(162 reviews)
“west end”(66 reviews)
Visited by over 5.4 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola...more
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| One mile off the A148, Fakenham NR21 0AS, England
+44 1328 878477
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Reviewed today

I am into vintage machinery, and always check out 'museums' and the like when I visit an area. Thursford was well promoted, so I planned to spend the day there. Easy to find and loads of parking, first impressions were good. Bought my ticket before...More

Thank fred w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was booking tickets last night to take our grandchildren to see Santa this year. I know they sell out really early so wanted to get it sorted for our preferred date. Chose Santas Magical Journey and the first thing you see is BUY NOW. Clicked...More

Thank SJD63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen so many steam traction engines on display in one place, along with old fairground rides beautifully restored to original condition. The museum also housed a collection of very large mechanical organs all restored and in working order. The entry prices were...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit show. Brilliantly choreographed, music a real spectacular show, who needs the West End?? Really feel good show in time for Christmas.. As soon as you arrive the scene is set for a great night. Oldie Worldie shop for Christmas trinkets...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Thursford thinking we'd kill an hour or so...how wrong! We arrived at 11am (opening) and were amazed at the spectacular machines on show. We loved listening to the various Wurlitzer before sitting down to listen to Robert Wolfe resident Wurlitzer ...such a...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled as a W.I. group and booked a guided tour behind the scenes, we also went through the museum and listened to wonderful Robert Wolfe the extraordinary Wurlitzer player!The whole experience was brilliant! Phoebe our guide was excellent, both knowledgeable and interesting. Her love...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CAlled in here as the weather forecast was not good and we thought if everything was undercover we would be OK. We thoroughly enjoyed the music but that was about all. Thought the shop prices were quite expensive.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a brilliant place. Dozens of steam engines - static and rolling including steam rollers. Some fabulous old fairground organs etc.Live organ performance was great and seeing the old roundabouts in action was a real blast from the past. Warning though - as someone on...More

Thank Edwin P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

What an awful experience. Arrived at 2.50pm with the whole family and my parents. Mum is blind and wheelchair bound so we thought the music would be good for her to take part. When paying we were not told that, from 3pm, it is only...More

4  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable afternoon at Thursford. Started with a scone, jam, clotted cream and a cup of tea in the lovely cafe. Then into the museum to see the organs and traction engines, what a sight. Greta ride on the carousel which was an...More

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Wendy H
20 July 2018|
Response from P M | Reviewed this property |
The Steam Museum is open from Sunday 1st April 2018 11.00 am – 4.00pm until 18th September 2018. Last entry into the museum 3.00pm. £6.50 admission and free for under 12’s Sorry no dogs admitted, except Guide/Assistance... More
Nick B
11 June 2018|
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Response from Adrian H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. I believe that it is open 7 days a week for the Christmas Show period though.