Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS
+44 (0)1328 878 477
A love of show business and steam
Thursford Collection is a working museum of mechanical organs, Wurlitzer shows, a silent movie theatre and old fashioned fairground carousels. There are also static displays of both fairground engines and road engines plus all kinds of related memorabilia. Ride on beautifully restored gallopers and gondolas and hear the music of the mighty Wurlitzer.
Two behind-the-scenes tours daily Mon-Fri which explores the famous Christmas Spectacular with its dressing rooms, costume stores, Fantasy Land, George Cushing’s engine yard, complete with films of the engines in action.
- Adventure playground
- Gift shops
Recommended length of visit: 2.5 hours
Other good things to do near by
The Walsingham Shirehall Museum (Keri please link to the new Walsingham Shirehall Museum page when its done) in Little Walsingham, the lovely Benedictine priory at Binham and the stunning iron age hill fort at Wareham are all close by.
Country lanes around Thursford are perfect for cycling. In the spring and throughout the summer Wareham is great for wild flowers and butterflies. Wells-next-the-Sea has good places to eat to suit all pockets.
Travel and parking
One mile off the A148, halfway between Fakenham and Holt, follow the brown signs. Ample free parking.
Sanders coaches bus 9 from Fakenham or Holt stops in Thursford village (a 30 minute walk from the Thursford Collection). Alternatively, the Thursford Collection is a 15 minute taxi journey from Fakenham.
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Other access information
Telephone for further details.