Charles Burrell Museum

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The Charles Burrell Museum opened in 1991 and is housed in the former Paint Shop on Minstergate in Thetford, Norfolk.

The museum tells the stories of the Charles Burrell Works, the people who laboured there, and the machinery they produced.

The past is captured through displays representing different areas of the Works, such as the foundry, and the display of our collection of Burrell engines and other agricultural equipment.

So, visit the Museum and step in to the world of Charles Burrell, world renowned Industrialist during the golden age of engineering and agriculture.

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Opening hours

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Admission charges

Admission free

The collections include a Charles Burrell and Sons Ltd steam roller and traction engine, parts of Burrell engines, factory machinery, and items linked to the Burrell Family.

Collection details

Agriculture, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Charles Burrell and Sons Ltd; traction engine; steam roller; machinery; patterns; ephemera

Charles Burrell Museum
IP24 1BN




01842 751975


07802 701911

Tourist Information Centre

01842 751975

Museum Administration Office

01842 765840

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