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Visitors

History and activities for all ages in a beautiful rural setting.

Activities

Thetford has a wealth of activities including musuems, parks, extensive forest and nature reserves all waiting for you to discover and enjoy

The Ancient House Museum

The Museum is situated on White Hart Street and is an oak framed Tudor merchant’s house. It holds replicas of the Thetford Treasure and has displays about flint knapping, rabbit warreners and wildlife in the brecks.

Opening Times:
Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Admission:
From £2.30 (full details on museum website)

The Ancient House Museum

The Charles Burrell Museum

The Museum is situated in Minstergate and is home to a fine collection of steam engines and agricultural machinery which were built by the famous steam traction engine company. Recreated workshops, photographs, letters and documents on show.

Opening Times:
April – October Tuesdays and Saturdays

Admission:
Free to enter

The Charles Burrell Museum

The Dad's Army Museum

The Museum is situated in The Old Fire Station at the rear of the Guildhall in Cage Lane. Recently extended the Museum tells the story of this legendary BBC comedy and its links with Thetford, the real Walmington-on-Sea. Guided tours of the Thetford locations can be booked, including a visit to the Museum.

Opening Times:
Saturday 10am-3pm and other special event days throughout the year.

Admission:
Free

Nunnery Lakes Nature Reserve

The reserve is 200 acres of land south-east of Thetford. An interesting mixture of semi-natural habitats including woodland, breckland heath, fen and open water. Two kilometres of permissive footpaths with interpretation boards and interpretative panels, and observation hide.

Opening Times:
Open daily during daylight hours

Admission:
Free

Nunnery Lakes Nature Reserve

Castle Park

Thetford’s Castle Park located just off Castle Street has some of the largest manmade Earthworks in East Anglia.

Opening Times:
All year round

Admission:
Free

Castle Park

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest. You will find walks, picnic areas, cycle hire, an adventure playground, a maze, forest shop and tea room. Special events are also held in the forest including live concerts.

Thetford Forest

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