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One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
+44 1328 878477
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Absolute Magic!

My sister recommended Thursford but I wasn't quite sure what to expect. When you arrive in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spalding, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent venue with lots to see

On an a damp overcast day being indoors with aged parents seemed like a good idea. Having found... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris T
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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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One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
+44 1328 878477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister recommended Thursford but I wasn't quite sure what to expect. When you arrive in the huge carpark, you pass a few pretty shops and enter the building. There is an icecream parlour and cafe to the left and the shop in front of...More

Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On an a damp overcast day being indoors with aged parents seemed like a good idea. Having found this attraction on Trip Advisor with lots of positive reviews we travelled about 30 miles to get there, and were not disappointed with what we found. Greeted...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steam engine, organ museum. A good activity for a rainy day as indoors. A few interesting little gift shops. If you time it right you get a performance from the WURLITZER organ which really is quite amazing that kept us intrigued for 30 mins. I...More

Thank stirltrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a cold and wet Monday as it was an inside activity. Dad has difficulty walking so uses a mobility scooter which he was able to use inside which was great. There weren't many people around so we had plenty of space to...More

Thank fabatfiftyCambs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Thursford a few years ago, we paid an entrance fee and then everything was free. Now it's £5.50 to get in then it's £2.00 a ride. Unfortunately there was only one ride working, so children were disappointed. My Mother and Father in law...More

Thank Samantha U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Thursford today & what an amazing day we had. Staff very pleasant, interesting items in the shops,. Very reasonable entrance fee (£5.50 per adult, under 16's are free). We listened to all of the Mechanical organs, 2 Wurlitzer shows, rode the Horse roundabout...More

Thank Norwichtraveller639
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent location to see the old traction engines, pumps, generators all restored to brand new condition. Also a fine collection of old fairground organs, carousels etc. Peter Wolfe plays "The Mighty Wurlitzer" organ twice daily. Old shops on an old street also here. A...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A wet day and looking for something to do. What a find! They call it a museum but it is more like a fun fair. Had a wonderful time. Two shows by the organist was well worth waiting for. So much to see and take...More

2  Thank Paulvaj
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This collection is great, comparing of a large selection of street organs, steam powered rides, as well as steam traction engines and the 'mighty Wurlitzer'. Hidden away and, I believe , under-advertised this delightful place offers a lot for everyone. It may be a good...More

Thank philrbruce
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great outing, wonderful entertainment, everyone seat is a good one. Easy access from car park. Food not the main event but simple good value, could be better presented - china/cups.

Thank Sinead52
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Ayesha S
Do you get to do arts and crafts and take them home?
26 May 2017|
Response from C P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean - its a Christmas Spectacular
Ken S
Is there a good view from all seats?
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
If I would like to take my wheelchair bound mother for something to eat before the evening performance, what time would you recommend arriving on a day when there is a matinee? Is the disabled parking usually full during the matinee performance?
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