Thursford Collection

The Thursford Collection is like no museum you have ever seen, or will find anywhere else in the world. Walk into a glittering Aladdin's cave of majestic old road engines, and mechanical organs of magical variety all gleaming with colour. Robert Wolfe stars live in the mighty Wurlitzer show, and there's a programme of music too from Thursford's nine very different mechanical pipe organs. Old farm buildings, transformed into a small village with a touch of Charles Dickens' England, house the Thursford shops. The Pantry/Sweet shop has an enormous selection of good things on offer, many of them locally made. The Stable shop has gifts for all ages, including cassettes, CD's and videos of the Thursford music, plus a picture gallery. The corner shop has a vast range of collectable gifts of all prices for all ages and tastes. Time for refreshment? Try a cream tea on the lawn served from the garden conservatory, or a light snack under the fine timbers of our traditional Norfolk barn, or nearby in a period style ice-cream parlour you can sample our home-made ices. There's no age limit when you take a nostalgic trip back to childhood on our switchback roundabout with its Venetian Gondolas, exotic in gold, glitter & Myriad colours. For the children there's a Junior Gallopers ride & adventure play park.

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