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Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History

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DON'T MISS A CHANCE TO VISIT - IT'S WONDERFUL!

I recently read a book called 'THE THIRD MAN' - all about William Murdoch, the inventor of gas... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2014
Firmapeedic
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Blackpool
Superb small museum, though perhaps not for everyone

From Victorian times until the coming of North Sea Gas in the 1970s almost every town had its... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2013
Charles B
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King's Lynn
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I recently read a book called 'THE THIRD MAN' - all about William Murdoch, the inventor of gas light. I wanted to find out more about how gas was produced from bituminous coal from the late18th century onwards until North Sea Gas came into use...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

From Victorian times until the coming of North Sea Gas in the 1970s almost every town had its gasworks. Smelly and polluting though they were, gasworks are an important part of our history and Fakenham's is the only one left in the whole of England...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Deserves a wider audience and a unique and educational experience. Care though as regards possible restricted opening times as manned by enthusiastic volunteers only.

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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Very interesting gas works museum. The local history section is well worth a visit. Being a small place, it's not going to take all day.

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Opening hours tomorrow, Tuesday?
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