Thorney Heritage Museum

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Thorney Heritage Museum: The village of Thorney has always been on land which was an island above the surrounding landscape, whether that landscape was of inundated swamp lands or drained fens. Maps on display in the museum indicate settlement in the surrounding area from bronze Age through Roman and Saxon until the monks set up an isolated chapel on the island. Thorney museum concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, relating human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world. To bring the story right up to present times a project is underway to record the recent history of Thorney, and current life in a Fenland village.

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Thorney is served by a daily bus service, the X1 from Peterborough to Wisbech, King's Lynn and Norwich. There is also a Stagecoach 36 from Peterborough and Eye, Monday to Saturdays .


Nearest railway station is March.


The village of Thorney is about 7 miles east of Peterborough in the north west of Cambridgeshire. The museum is within easy reach of the A1 main north-south route, and close to the A47 going from Leicester and Peterborough to wisbech and Norwich.
If coming by car, leave the bypass at the B1040 junction, north of the village. Turn towards the village. After the railway gates in a garden on the right, you will see a large brick gateway. The Museum is in the western (left hand) end of the large building with a tower (the Bedford Hall).
From the south, and Whittlesey, continue across the traffic lights on the B1040 Station Road, and turn right into the large gateway 300 yards from the traffic lights. The Museum is in the western (left hand) end of the large building with a tower (the Bedford Hall).


Opening times (Easter - 27 September):
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM------

*Donations are welcomed


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Address: Thorney Heritage Museum, The Tankyard, Station Road, Thorney, Cambridgeshire, PE6 0QE, UK.
Phone: +44 1733 270908

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