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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 vintage fairground gallopers 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 shop in our ‘Olde Worlde’ shopping village. We also have an outside 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

Admission Prices – £9 per person, Under 12s FREE

Rides – £3 per person, per ride for the Carousel and Gondola

For groups of 25+ paying visitors – please email for further information

Entry for individuals is payable on the day in the Stable shop



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • 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) - Only assistance dogs permitted entry.
  • 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 Steam Museum


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

* Open 7th April to 4th September 2024.
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (last admission to the museum is 3:00pm).
As much as we love dogs, sadly only assistance dogs are allowed on site.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular runs from 8th November - 23rd December

Box Office open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

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