Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

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Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
4.5
Museum Sejarah Alam • Museum Sejarah
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4.5
88 ulasan
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57
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5
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Zeo007
n/a384 kontribusi
Mei 2022 • Sendiri
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Attention was drawn to the ceiling in the oldest part of the house (exceptional carvings decorate the beams). There are 4 short videos to watch and at time of my visit part of the Thetford romantic horde was on display.

There are some exhibits and activities for children.

Recommend duration 1-2 hours.

P.S. Gift shop has bookmarks.
Ditulis pada 4 Mei 2022
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341jags
London, United Kingdom226 kontribusi
Apr 2022
Small house with exhibits. Was expecting a little more on the Duleep Singh not only a short film.

Have visited Thetford a number of times and the Museum has been closed. This is the first time I have been able to visit (bank holiday).
Ditulis pada 3 Mei 2022
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1.708 kontribusi
Des 2021
A lovely little local museum with great exhibitions. The museum is in an old house (the front door opens automatically) and there are exhibits over two floors. Start with the introductory films which talk about the house itself, Duleep Singh, Thomas Paine and Thetford. Then there is a mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibition is currently the Thetford Hoard which is fabulous and well presented. The Duleep Singh and family is fascinating. Liked the local history. Friendly, well-informed staff. A small shop.
Ditulis pada 15 Desember 2021
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roger_ashcroft
Witham, UK102 kontribusi
Mar 2020 • Pasangan
What a wonderful little Museum,wonderful displays and lots of local history.Only down side,some displays not illuminated.Well worth a visit.
Ditulis pada 8 Maret 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1.566 kontribusi
Okt 2019
There are around 8 rooms of exhibits, most of which relate to Thetford. There are four short introductory films about various local topics and one room which houses special exhibitions. Although some exhibits are in old fashioned glass cases there has been an attempt to make the displays interesting. The staff are pleasant and the house is as much an attraction as the contents. Perhaps a bit expensive, but worth a look.
Ditulis pada 11 Oktober 2019
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brit1222
Bicester, UK164 kontribusi
Sep 2019
An excellent museum with a fascinating history well displayed. Housed in a building dating from 1500 or possibly before it is a wonderful time capsule.
Ditulis pada 24 September 2019
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rudgey
7 kontribusi
Agt 2019
I visited on Saturday 24th August and were presented with a very interesting talk on Duleep Singh whom I was completely unaware of as far as his part in history. After which we toured through a very interesting museum going through various ‘sections’ I spent some time in the “1901 Kitchen” which I enjoyed. I also learned a little about Thomas Paine (we were eating at a restaurant named after him later that day). Again I knew very little about him and I was quite impressed with how he helped shape democracy in many parts of the world.

The area I was less than impressed with was the ‘History Highlights’ section. I have an interest ‘dark age history’ and I was aware of Thetford’s connection with Boudicca (warrior queen of the Iceni) so was keen to read what they said on the subject. When I read the museums ‘highlight’ on Boudicca I have to say I was less than impressed. When I was ready to leave the museum I thought I would pass on my feelings to the lady who had given us the very informative talk when we first arrived. I mentioned that I was disappointed that there was only a few lines which read something along the lines that ‘she won a couple of battles and then she was defeated’. I was somewhat taken aback by her reply as I wasn’t expecting it. I was told that it isn’t clear that Boudicca ever existed and that there is only two references in roman writings that mention her. OK I accept that principle, but one of comments is attributed to Tacitus who has a reasonable record on that time.
I would like to pose a question to the Ancient House museum...Where would Nottingham’s tourism be without Robin Hood or Tintagel Castle without King Arthur? Both of these legends or perhaps ‘myths’ have slightly dodgy provenances. When I visited Colchester in 2018 they weren’t so cautious about their connection to Boudicca despite the fact that she ‘allegedly’ laid the town to waste!. My point is; Norfolk should celebrate it’s hero’s it is (after all) the Iceni heartland and (to my mind) Boudicca is up there with Edith Cavell. So why not celebrate her? She ‘allegedly’ fought oppression which I would judge to be a noble cause. I (as a father of two daughters) am very aware of how many great women have been hidden from history, Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin to name two and there are plenty of others. I believe great women should be celebrated and I would put Boudicca in that category. From a historical perspective she is no less dodgy than Robin Hood or King Arthur in fact I would say she has the better provenance. I seem to remember a pretty impressive statue on Victoria embankment (London) just outside the ‘mother parliament’ which celebrates her.
Would it be too much to expect Thetford to celebrate (the possibility) that, back in the mid first century, near to the town that is today called Thetford, a revolution against oppression might (may even) have been started by a woman whose children were abused by the oppressors and whose army for a short-ish time pushed back the most powerful army the world had ever seen (at that time) and whilst her army got beaten eventually, her name is still celebrated throughout England and Wales?
Ditulis pada 28 Agustus 2019
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RobEll4348
Nottingham, UK201 kontribusi
Mei 2019 • Pasangan
Beautifully displayed this Tudor house has exhibits and videos which explain its life through the ages. Well worth a visit
Ditulis pada 26 Mei 2019
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bigal257
Befordshire228 kontribusi
Apr 2019
Although quite small, the museum was packed with interesting information and artefacts, with some interactive exhibits. we spent about two hours, but you could easily spend longer.
Ditulis pada 24 April 2019
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Sallyt87
Norwich, UK146 kontribusi
Mar 2019 • Pasangan
This museum is an old/ ancient! house well signposted from the main town. It is well laid out with excellent videos to view before moving into the main house. The signage and information will appeal to all ages and there are child friendly exhibits in all the rooms. The displays focus on the history in and around Thetford and sign out to other attractions of interest in the local area. The guides are knowledgable about the house and give good background if asked. The Olive Eldiss display echoes that which we have seen in Cromer but interesting none the less. We spent nearly 2 hours looking round which was about right.
Ditulis pada 20 Maret 2019
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