Thursford Collection - Museum in Thursford, Fakenham - Great Yarmouth

Thursford Collection

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Thursford Steam Museum is now closed for the 2023 season. Please check website and social media for further details on 2024 opening times.

Thursford Steam Museum houses the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs. Listen to Robert Wolfe, one of the world's leading theatre organists, play the mighty Wurlitzer at 12.30pm and 2pm daily, ride on a fairground carousel and gondola, and watch silent movies.

Please note fairground rides are subject to availability and are charged extra. They are not included in the admission price.

Enjoy lunch in the cafe with homemade food and Thursford's own blend of coffee, and shop in our ‘Olde Worlde’ shopping village. We also have a fantastic play area for children of all ages!


During November and December we stage Europe's biggest Christmas show, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. With a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers, musicians, and speciality acts, this is a show like no other.

Santa's Magical Journey and The Enchanted Journey of Light also welcomes visitors into a winter wonderland with anamatronic bears, penguins, and elves, as well as a premium lantern light walk outside.

Guide Prices

All Adults £8
Children under 12 FREE!



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Follow signs from A148 halfway between Fakenham and Holt.By Public Transport:From King's Lynn station it is 25 miles to Thursford Collection.Accessible by Public Transport: Kings Lynn station is 26 miles away.

Thursford Collection


Thursford Green, Thursford, Norfolk, NR21 0AS

Tel: 01328 878477


  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • East of England AwardsEDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards 2017
  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016

Opening Times

* Please note we are now closed for the 2023 season. Keep an eye on our socials for 2024 opening dates. We will be reopening for our Christmas season on 8th November, with The Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Santa's Magical Journey and The Enchanted Journey of Light is open 19th November - 24th December. Dates and times vary.

As much as we love dogs, sadly only assistance dogs are allowed on site.