Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
A museum of Thetford life, housed in an attractive, half-timbered, Tudor merchant's house. The house, which is Grade I listed, tells the fascinating history of Thetford and the Brecks region, through displays of industrial heritage, archaeology, photos, costumes, arms and armour, social history, fine art, and natural history.
A section of the museum looks at the life and times of author Thomas Paine, a native of Thetford. The museum was founded in 1924, partly as a result of money given by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, son of Maharajah Duleep Singh.

Note: Do not confuse this Ancient House Museum with the similarly named Clare Ancient House Museum at Clare, Suffolk.