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image for Exhibition item typeHandmade Exhibition: A Millenia of Making at Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Exhibition, Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Sat 1 Dec 2018, £3.50-£4.35

Children enjoying the Handmade exhibition

Children enjoying the Handmade exhibition

The Handmade exhibition has something for all ages to enjoy


Handmade, Millennia of Making shows objects chosen from the museum’s collections to highlight the craftsmanship of making things. Visitors can see a selection of objects from textiles to pottery and from stone to metal and wooden items. There will be a chance to encounter artefacts made by our ancient ancestors as well as those made by the crafters of more recent times. The exhibits include a quilt covered with stars, a mantrap used against poachers on a local estate, tools used by Stone Age people, a doll carved from wood and an intact Roman jar found just a stone’s throw from Ancient House Museum in the 1920s.

Museum Curator Oliver Bone said: “It has been fascinating choosing items that illustrate the range of techniques used by people to make things. We hope people will enjoy the objects on display and perhaps be inspired to get stuck in and make something themselves. Over 2018 we will be focusing on crafts and handmade objects in our events programme and there will be plenty of opportunities to join in. We are very fortunate that we already have a focus for knitting, spinning, stitching and general crafting and we would love to do more.”

Handmade runs at Ancient House, Museum of Thetford Life until December 1st 2018

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Sat 1 Dec 2018
The Handmade exhibition is Ancient House Museum of Thetford life is open during museum opening hours, which are 10-4 in winter and 10-5 in summer. Please see the museum's own website and social media for current hours.


Adult: £4.35
Child: £3.50
Children under 4: free
Concession (senior, disabled or student): £4.15
Family (1 adult + all children): £11.10
Family (2 adults + all children) £14.80

Prices correct as of December 2017, please check with the museum before visiting

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 Dec - Sat 1 Dec Handmade Exhibition: A Millenia of Making
Sat 15 Sep - Sat 1 Dec Pride of the People


White Hart Street,
IP24 1AA


See location of Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 869832  Lat: 52.41484 Long: 0.74673

By Road:
The Ancient House is in Thetford's historic town centre. We are a five minute walk from the railway station and two minutes from the main shopping street with cafes and sandwich shops.


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