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Thursford, Fakenham

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#1 of 67 in Museums in Norfolk
Thursford evolved from George Cushing's personal collection of antiques and knick-knacks into a working museum. The site boasts a large collection of mechanical organs, Europe's fourth largest Wurlitzer with 1,339 pipes, and a 19th-century gondola merry-go-round, among other quirky antiques. If in the area during the Christmas season, attend the Christmas Spectacular, the largest and most popular Christmas show in Britain. Make sure you book ahead due to the show's popularity. Behind-the-scenes tours run daily, giving insight into the famous show by showing the costume stores, "Fantasy Land," and the engine yard. Although public transport options exist, driving to the museum makes for a less complicated journey. Arrange your visit to Thursford and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fakenham using our Fakenham trip planner .
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  • August 21, 2017
    I recently had the pleasure of going to a wedding at Thursford. Charlie the wedding organiser and his staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and the setting w...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    A great place. We had a lovely morning wandering around looking at all the Traction Engines and Wurlitzers and even had a go on the Carousel. The Wurlitzers are all played individually during the morn...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Really good accessibility throughout, ignoring the inevitable and evil gravel in the car park (although in fairness it was well compressed and manageable in a manual wheelchair). Some of the ramps are...  more »

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