NORFOLK Museums Service
Ancient House

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

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Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays.

The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.

Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.

Take time out in the re-planted garden and don't miss the brand new museum shop in its oak pavilion. Allow about an hour and a half for a visit.


And the winner is … Ancient House!

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Ancient House was recently named the winner of the EDP ‘Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards’ Best Visitor Attraction in the under 50,000 category. The warm welcome, variety of activities for different audiences and the enthusiastic staff were particularly noted by the judges.





East Meets West: Obsidian and Flint

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Join us for a fascinating event bringing together experts in flint and obsidian. Schools day: Thurs 14 July, Conference: Fri 15 July and Family Fun Day: Sat 16 July. For more details go to our East Meets West: Obsidian and Flint page.





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