8 h.p. Showman's Engine
Hardly a museum,
more an Aladdin's Cave, the Thursford Collection is heaven for engine
and organ enthusiasts.
George Cushing and originally located in a windy barn, the
collection is now a glittering cave of majestic old road engines
and mechanical organs of magical variety, all gleaming with colour.
With many of the machines still in working order, the collection
is a sight and sound spectacular. It includes steam showman and
traction engines, steam rollers and static engines, fairground and
dancehall organs and a Gondola switchback.
Wolfe, resident organist at the Thursford Collection.
into its own in Winter, when the Christmas shows give a whole
new meaning to the term "experience".
Led by the resident organist, Robert Wolfe, the live shows
attract people from all over the country. Concerts are also put
on every afternoon in the summer.
also includes a 2' narrow gauge steam railway and a mighty Wurlitzer
The Wurlitzer was re-built in 1931/2 by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
in New York.
for the Paramount Cinema in Leeds.
The Thursford Museum at Thursford, near Fakenham. Telephone: 01328