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Christmas spectacular

Aptly named because this Christmas show is amazing. Colourful, mixed music and prose in a lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Thursford Collection Museum

Thoroughly outstanding museum with an awesome collection of Steam Engines, and the most awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“christmas show”(162 reviews)
“west end”(66 reviews)
Visited by over 5.4 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...more
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| One mile off the A148, Fakenham NR21 0AS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Aptly named because this Christmas show is amazing. Colourful, mixed music and prose in a lovely setting. Have been four times and would certainly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there lunchtime barrier down saying closed Friday and Saturday that was good because it was Wednesday. Went in through bottom entrance eventuality spoke to someone. I explained the sign he said “I know” but we are closed getting ready for Christmas. Will not bother...More

1  Thank Sondonduo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly outstanding museum with an awesome collection of Steam Engines, and the most awesome Steam Fair Organs. Absolutely magnificent to hear them all too. A wonderful Visit that is highly recommended.

Thank Howell1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great orgain music main reason i went. disappointed that the food we ordered wasnt brilliant as asked fro a cheese and onion sandwich and got onion marmalade!! not cheese and onion. husband requested the showman's (ploughmans )lunch came without a pickled onion and had sliced...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Thursford on the recommendation of a family member and we were not disappointed. The museum is attractive to all age groups. The museum is spacious and packed with exhibits which appeal to almost all the senses. The Wurlitzer was amazing to watch being...More

2  Thank Seaside817485
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am into vintage machinery, and always check out 'museums' and the like when I visit an area. Thursford was well promoted, so I planned to spend the day there. Easy to find and loads of parking, first impressions were good. Bought my ticket before...More

Thank fred w
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was booking tickets last night to take our grandchildren to see Santa this year. I know they sell out really early so wanted to get it sorted for our preferred date. Chose Santas Magical Journey and the first thing you see is BUY NOW. Clicked...More

1  Thank SJD63
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I have never seen so many steam traction engines on display in one place, along with old fairground rides beautifully restored to original condition. The museum also housed a collection of very large mechanical organs all restored and in working order. The entry prices were...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit show. Brilliantly choreographed, music a real spectacular show, who needs the West End?? Really feel good show in time for Christmas.. As soon as you arrive the scene is set for a great night. Oldie Worldie shop for Christmas trinkets...More

1  Thank Mary J
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Thursford thinking we'd kill an hour or so...how wrong! We arrived at 11am (opening) and were amazed at the spectacular machines on show. We loved listening to the various Wurlitzer before sitting down to listen to Robert Wolfe resident Wurlitzer ...such a...More

Thank Karen T
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Response from Mary J | Reviewed this property |
The Grotto is a pretty amazing experience for the young.They get a really decent gift and my grandchildren have been a few times, but they live in Norfolk. If you do visit, try and come for the day and visit areas of... More
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20 July 2018|
Response from P M | Reviewed this property |
The Steam Museum is open from Sunday 1st April 2018 11.00 am – 4.00pm until 18th September 2018. Last entry into the museum 3.00pm. £6.50 admission and free for under 12’s Sorry no dogs admitted, except Guide/Assistance... More