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Thursford

| One mile off the A148, Fakenham NR21 0AS, England
+44 1328 878477
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A place of two halves

Thursford is best known for its Christmas show which is a must see, but why not go back during the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony N
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Great exhibition

Brilliant display of traction engines but you need to take the "backstage tour" at an additional... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
neilrowswell
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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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. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer. Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“christmas show” (162 reviews)
“west end” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| One mile off the A148, Fakenham NR21 0AS, England
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"winter wonderland"
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"christmas show"
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"west end"
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"singers and dancers"
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"robert wolfe"
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"magical journey"
in 29 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 33 reviews
"fairground rides"
in 47 reviews
"wurlitzer organ"
in 31 reviews
"christmas spirit"
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"second half"
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"wonderful christmas"
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"father christmas"
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"mulled wine"
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"evening performance"
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"traction engines"
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"year after year"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thursford is best known for its Christmas show which is a must see, but why not go back during the summer when it reverts to it's normal role as a place showing loads of traction engines and fairground rides. You can also get a backstage...More

1  Thank Anthony N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant display of traction engines but you need to take the "backstage tour" at an additional cost to see the full collection of vehicles. Some really quirky gifts available in the wide variety of gift shops. The food avail;able is excellant.

1  Thank neilrowswell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thursford Collection is a real treat if you enjoy listening to fairground organs and Wurlitzer organs.Most of the beautifully restored and highly decorated mechanical organs were demonstrated over the period of an hour, which was followed by an extremely accomplished half hour entertainment by...More

1  Thank jane c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like steam your like Thursford. we always go at xmas for the spectacular which is very good. If a Little bit cheesy. Its very old fashioned but in a good way. the food is always nice and the staff are very friendly and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our great Nephew held his wedding at Thursford, it was absolutely great. The ceremony was beautiful and He and his Wife made these surroundings seem like fairyland. Thursford kindly had their Organs on show where we enjoyed pre reception drinks and a ride on the...More

1  Thank Colin R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this attraction whilst staying in the area for a few days. The museum was very interesting and good value for money. The cafe served lovely food. We went in later in the day but the staff were still friendly and helpful. The Wurlitzer...More

1  Thank Marilyn J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's is fantastic too good back too Thursford .it's gust the same and it's vall for money and the food is good we come back year T

2  Thank Keith D
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

My father loves these machines and is a huge Wurlitzer fan so the visit was for him. Saying that I was quite engrossed in the black and white films they where showing. My 11 year old was not a fan but did look at everything,...More

2  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Christmas paradise, everywhere you look - and that's before you go into the show. Music, dance, comedy: a great selection of entertainment to suit everyone. A brilliant evening

1  Thank Elephantemg
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Mechanical music machines playing in relay whilst you walk amongst the steam engines. A short exhibition of the Wurlitzer by an expert, well worth a visit

1  Thank bud594
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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.
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BrendaRose2014
25 December 2017|
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Response from 509rjd | Reviewed this property |
Hi,about 1'500 per show.well worth booking for 2018
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dellygwinn
15 December 2017|
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Response from darcyflorrie | Reviewed this property |
Only 20 mins drive from the best beach in the country at wells next the sea
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