Thorney Heritage Museum

At the Bedford Hall, Thorney

By Sean Riches

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Heritage Museum

The Museum

We show displays depicting the development of the village from its early monastic history to the present. The displays demonstrate how the village developed as an agricultural estate under the Dukes of Bedford and their building of the "Model Village". It is brought up to date by the section on the effect of the various wars.
Social history to the modern day is also depicted in the museum where most aspects of life are covered. Volunteer assistants are always on hand to respond to queries or to discuss exhibits.

Opening Times and Admission

Easter Sunday to the last Sunday of September.

Times Sundays only - 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Appointments on request.

Admission is FREE

Photo:Door bell pull, Thorney Heritage Museum

Door bell pull, Thorney Heritage Museum

Contacts & Address

Thorney Heritage Museum
Bedford Hall
The Tankyard
Station Road

Enquiries & collection questions.
Curator, Dorothy Halfhide
Tel. (01733) 270908 Email.

Tours & enquiries.
Assistant Curator, Margaret Fletcher
Tel. (01733) 270634

Find Us

See Map Below

By Road

From A47 Thorney bypass,
take B1040 towards Thorney (station Road).
Museum is in Tankyard on left before the traffic lights, at the left of the main building.
Parking : free

By Public Transport

Buses (38 and x1) run every day from Peterborough bus station.
9 miles from Peterborough station

Photo:Tower at the Bedford Hall

Tower at the Bedford Hall

More About the Museum

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The Museum is run and maintained by the Thorney Society.
The society is a voluntary group. We are a registered Charity involved in many local history & archaeology projects. We are also involved with education & the promotion of heritage issues in the local community.

We Offer

  • Historical tours of Thorney village
  • Family history service
  • Educational talks and interactive history experiences.

We also advise on preservation of architecture & historically significant village features.


Membership or Thorney Society enquiries can be made to the museum. Members pay an annual fee and enjoy members only social events and special offers.

Location Map

The Tankyard, Station Road

This page was added on 11/12/2009.

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