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A beautiful place to meet in the ‘Old Capital of East Anglia’

 Conveniently located in the centre of the historic town of Thetford, just off the A11 dual carriageway between Norwich and London, Ancient House provides a truly beautiful venue for your meeting, group booking or wedding.

Set in a wonderfully well-preserved Tudor house on the old Norwich to London road, Ancient House is now a museum that tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the surrounding Breckland countryside.  Made of oak and wattle and daub, the building is a rare survival from the Tudor period.  The atmospheric main hall features beautiful, carved ceiling timbers and a decorated fireplace. The house became a museum in 1924, thanks to keen historian Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, son of Maharajah Duleep Singh; who was befriended by Queen Victoria.  Rich collections span the centuries from pre-history through to the 1960s, with superb replicas of the amazing Roman hoard known as the Thetford Treasure.

We can provide a range of activities and services tailored to your requirements.


Are you looking for somewhere to book a meeting?

We can take bookings for Mondays, and can provide a range of services tailored to your requirements.  Contact us to discuss and arrange.Booking is easy – a 50% deposit (non-refundable) secures your reservation.

Groups Bookings

Do you have a Brownie or Scout group, or a similar organisation?

Why not bring your group for a sleepover at Ancient House?  We can provide slumber parties and a range of other activities for your group.  Contact us to discuss and arrange.

Booking is easy – a 50% deposit (non-refundable) secures your reservation.


For further information, contact:

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
21-23 White Hart Street, Thetford
Norfolk, IP24 1AA
01842 752599