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Thursford, Fakenham

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. Put Thursford at the forefront of your travel plans using our Fakenham tour planner.
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  • What a wonderful venue for my daughter's wedding last weekend! Access to the carousels made for a unique wedding experience for the happy couple and their guests, the lights in the trees looked wonder...  read more »
  • A wonderful show for Xmas as good as any london stage show.the Xmas wonderland and farther Christmas is magical for the children as well as adults 
  • I recently purchased tickets for ourselves, our children and grandchildren for the 17th Dec 2016 for Santas Magical Journey. MY son in law had booked a surprise weekend away for his family on the same...  read more »
  • This is a spectacular museum for all the family filled with industrial machines of the past - mainly steam engines and showground organs. Fantastic merry go rounds to ride on and live music on a Wurlitzer organ. The collection also has good shopping experience especially a grand Christmas shop filled with quality goods. Best known for its winter shows and Fantasy land but year round - this is worth a visit. You can enter the shops and cafe for free. Just the museum has a charge.
  • Went to see the Christmas spectacular show with family. Fantastic show just what you need to see at Christmas. Well worth it. Top marks allround
  • Wonderful show..although I think the second half should contain more characters dressed up, like it used to be.... And I really missed the two Scottish drum players...even is a magical and most entertaining show. Well done! We certainly will be booking again.
  • The most amazing show I've seen. Captures your total attention from start to finish. A definite must for all the family
  • Fantastic day out we will be back
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