Ancient House

Ancient House

21-23 White Hart Street,
IP24 1AA

+44 (0)1842 752599

Iconic merchant house packed with fascinating stories, beautifully told

Set in a handsome Tudor house with 21st century displays, this museum 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. Children get to dress up in Tudor and Victorian clothing and there’s a charming Tudor knot garden to bask in on sunny days.

The museum also offers family events, Access to reserve collections can be arranged (Recommended notice, one week), an exhibitions programme, a regular ‘Knit and Knatter’ group, adult art and craft days, living history days.

Recommended length of visit: 1 to 2 hours

Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.

Photo of museum: Jim Linwood.