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3. Ancient House Museum, Ipswich

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Ancient House, Ipswich

This atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and local areas, known as the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations.
 
Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh, and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.
 
Take time out in the beautiful courtyard garden and visit the new museum shop located in an oak pavillion. 
 
About Ancient House 
The Ancient House is considered to be the finest example of the East Anglian tradition of highly decorated plasterwork, or pargeting.

The work dates from about the 1670s, although the house itself is much older; parts of it date back to the early Tudor period. The decorations include depictions of the four then-known continents: Africa, America, Asia, and Europe.
 
Ancient House Museum Events
See the Ancient House Museum Events Page for details of different events and activities available throughout the year. 
 
Ancient House Museum Address:               
Ancient House - Museum of Thetford Life
White Hart Street
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1AA
England, UK

Ancient House Museum Opening Times:     
April 1st to September 30th, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
October 1st to March 31st, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays 
 
Ancient House Museum Admission:           
Adult £3.70
Concessions* £3.10
Children (4 - 16 years) £2.00
 
Free admission for all visitors from October to March

*Disabled visitors, over 60s and students

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