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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.

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.

Banham Zoo19.19km from Ancient House Museum

Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens.   It is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity that also owns Africa Alive! near Lowestoft, Suffolk. Today, it has acquired a much larger collection of animals, but it still retains one of the best collections of smaller monkeys in Europe.

Bressingham Steam & Gardens21.21km from Ancient House Museum

Bressingham Gardens and Steam Experience is a unique combination arising out of the passions of founder Alan Bloom, whose profession of nurseryman and gardener and hobby of a steam powered collection of trains and traction engines led to the leisure destination of Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum.  The site has several narrow gauge rail lines and a number of types of steam engines and vehicles in its collection and is also the home of the national Dad's Army exhibition

National Trust - Oxburgh Hall21.98km from Ancient House Museum

This moated courtyard house was built sometime after 1476 for Sir Edmund Bedingfeld. It was a symbol of status and political power. The hall has been listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England since 1951. This is the highest level of designation. The landscaped and formal gardens of the hall have been Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens since 1987.

Prickwillow Engine Museum27.08km from Ancient House Museum

One of the unique museums in this area, which tells the story of the drainage of the Fens, the history of the local area, and those doughty individuals who ran the drainage pumps in remote locations. The museum showcases some of the region's finest examples of restored diesel engines.

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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.