Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
21-23 White Hart Street
Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefitted from a £1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays.
The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.
Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.
Take time out in the re-planted garden and don't miss the brand new museum shop in its oak pavilion. Allow about an hour and a half for a visit.
1 April – 30 September 2012
Tues – Sat: 10am - 5pm
1 October 2010 – 31 March 2013
Tues – Sat: 10am - 4pm
Young Person (4-16): £2.10
Museums Pass holders, Friends of Ancient House and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01842 752599 for details.
*Disabled visitors, over 60s and students.
Free admission for all visitors from October – March
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
Bronze Arts Award in a Week!
If you are aged between 10 and 14 years and love history and art you can gain a nationally recognised qualification in just one week. You will also have the chance to explore behind the scenes at the museum, make your own display, learn new skills and try out a brand new Tudor themed app.
Cost: £120 per child or £110 for Friends and Museums Pass Holders.
Advanced booking essential. Places must be booked by 21 June.
Club for children interested in historical enquiry. The group meets on Wednesdays after school at the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life. There is currently an open waiting list to join.
How to obtain
It is free to join the club. Call for further details 01842 768500.
A museum club that meets monthly on Saturday mornings with various activities to learn more about the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life.
How to obtain
The club has a waiting list which new members are welcome to join by calling 01842 752599. There is a small fee for sessions.