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One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
+44 1328 878477
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A phenomenon

It is amazing that this tiny village should be host to one man's lifetime collection of steam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas D
Holt, United Kingdom
A great day out

A chance to ride the gallowers. The organs played in routine to encourage the flow round the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mrs J A H
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Visited by over 5.3 million people. The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer. Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
+44 1328 878477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing that this tiny village should be host to one man's lifetime collection of steam traction engines, steam rollers, fairground organs and a mind-blowing Wurlitzer organ. Well worth visiting the collection out of season or else book for the Christmas spectacular as early...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A chance to ride the gallowers. The organs played in routine to encourage the flow round the place but with central attractions too. The organ playing was fantastic. We were amazed at the talent and variety of music played on the Wurlitzer. Thank you Thursford.

Thank Mrs J A H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great entertainment if you like organ music but the food & drinks are terrible quality & very expensive.

1  Thank Alstel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to meet George Cushing a couple of times and se round the workshop where the engines were renovated, that was about 45 years ago and I have visited several times since the collection was opened, I never tire of it and...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in as my wife had visited many years ago. Sat and listened to the Wurlitzer show with Robert Wolfe and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank cainyatclapham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately for me we didn't have enough time to full take in the Magnificat collection. Our stop was just for a drink and food, cycle race. On entering the great hall we were greeted by a gentleman playing an organ all around were all types...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to the show at Thursford several times .I would rate it as good as any London top show It is housed in the large building where all the Steam Engines and Fairground Carosels are housed . There are also great shops selling...More

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Four beautifully restored showman's engines, steam engines, organs and the gallopers (extra charge) - pure nostalgia and a real living heritage. The cafe was also excellent. It was in a tastefully restored barn and had photos of working steam engines, pretty artificial flowers and lovely...More

Thank LMO14
Reviewed 6 September 2017

For anyone wanting a reminder of the great days of steam engines, fairground rides, & a particularly well played Wurlitzer organ, all beautifully restored & displayed, then this is a must

Thank gw00dy
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Christmas Show is absolutely first class and well worth going. The singers, dancers, costumes are exceptional, an absolute must for a pre Christmas treat. The Christmas lights In the grounds are really spectacular, and all the little gift shops are full of Christmas goodies....More

1  Thank Faith C
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Ayesha S
26 May 2017|
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Response from PICKYH1206 | Reviewed this property |
It's a Christmas Spectacular. All walkways and trees decorated with Christmas lights leading to enlarged seating areas for show. Dancers are professionals who audition in London each year and many, many rehearsals take place... More
Ken S
15 January 2017|
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Response from Leslie S | Reviewed this property |
You will not know where to look as the show happens on all parts of the stage and in the aisles. You will get a good view from wherever you sit
18 December 2016|
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Response from Dee C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to this but a quick phone call to the helpful staff would put your mind at rest. The attraction is open all year but mainly to see the steam vehicles. There are also organ recitals in... More