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Ancient House Museum

21 Whitehart St, Thetford IP24 1AA, UK

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About Ancient House Museum

Ancient House is a fascinating museum of Thetford life, housed in an attractive, half-timbered, Tudor merchant's house. The museum tells the fascinating history of Thetford and the Brecks region, through displays of industrial heritage, archaeology, photos, costumes, arms and armour, social history, fine art, and natural history.


Attractions near Ancient House Museum

Dads Army Museum Thetford0.35km from Ancient House Museum

The Dad's Army Museum is a museum located in Cage Lane in Thetford in Norfolk, England, dedicated to the popular BBC comedy series Dad's Army. Many of the outdoor locations were filmed in the local area. The museum is housed in the old fire station at the rear of Thetford Guildhall, which itself stood in for Walmington-on-Sea Town Hall in several of the episodes.

Euston Hall5.38km from Ancient House Museum

Euston Hall is a red-brick Georgian country house, the home of the Duke of Grafton. The house that we see today is only a wing of a much larger house which was destroyed in a devastating fire in 1902.  Apart from the Hall, visitors can enjoy the landscaped park and formal gardens, as well as the Capability Brown-designed waterways, the charming Church of St Genevieve, the watermill and an interesting collection of agricultural bygones in our small exhibition room.

Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine8.37km from Ancient House Museum

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. Flint was much in demand for making polished stone axes in the Neolithic period. A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Visitors can descend nine meters by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint.

Brandon Country Park8.58km from Ancient House Museum

Brandon Country Park is a country park in Brandon, Suffolk, England. It comprises of  wild landscape of dark forests, open heathlands, sandy soils and iconic belts of pine trees that straddles the Suffolk and Norfolk border. The park is open daily for visitors from dawn to dusk. The toilets and play areas are open, and the café is open for takeaway 10am-4.30pm daily.

West Stow Country Park13.73km from Ancient House Museum

West Stow Country Park comprises of 125 acres of unspoilt countryside to explore, including trails, Site of Special Scientific Interest heathland and woodland walks. For wildlife enthusiasts there are two bird hides and a bird feeding area as well as a lake and the River Lark with all the life that this attracts. Also a god trekign destination and also it offers opportunities for some adventures too.

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village13.85km from Ancient House Museum

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is an archaeological site and an open-air museum located near to West Stow in Suffolk, eastern England. A beautiful place with 125 acres of unspoilt countryside, trails, heath and woodland walks, there is plenty to explore at West Stow Country Park. Oneo f the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and history.

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.