We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hempton Road, Fakenham NR21 7LA, England
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
What a gas!

A museum of gas? In North Norfolk? What a fun thing to do and see! Ranges of old cookers (pun intended), lots of knobs and pipes, and a true history of the development of gas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Rebel1861
,
Norwich, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Fakenham

Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A museum of gas? In North Norfolk? What a fun thing to do and see! Ranges of old cookers (pun intended), lots of knobs and pipes, and a true history of the development of gas in domestic and industrial uses across the region make this a very engaging small museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We first visited a number of years ago, and keep coming back. It has not just local interest as this small site is packed with the hardware that kept the nation warm and lit before Natural Gas. Not just for the science geek!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We visited this museum with absolutely no knowledge or interest in gas but thought it sounded interesting. We were not disappointed . This is truly one of best speciality/random museum we have visited and we have visited a lot! Staff were incredibly knowledgeable and really enthusiastic without being overwhelming. Really worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

what a wonderful place - we were driving past and as it says closes at 3:30pm and it was 3pm we thought we'd pop in, we were glared at and they started locking up and stopping us enter most of it - apparently you have to allow at least an hour and half to see it properly ... what we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A wonderful museum, the only surviving intact gas works in the country. The volunteers who run it are friendly and knowledgeable. The visit starts with a short but fascinating video of the history of town gas and Fakenham gas works. You then have a short guided tour of the site before you look round on your own. The small site,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fakenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The gentleman (volunteer) explaining about how equipment was used made it very interesting. Also nice to see old home appliances.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A private tour very nostalgic fun an very informative Excellent host if you are 50 plus dont miss it . Educational for the kids too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I never knew there was so much to gas before. I was lovely to look at the old appliances to see which ones we had when I was a child. A fascinating place showing all the by-products as well as all how it was made. Staffed by volunteers who are very informative and friendly. If you go on Thursday (market... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blackpool
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently read a book called 'THE THIRD MAN' - all about William Murdoch, the inventor of gas light. I wanted to find out more about how gas was produced from bituminous coal from the late18th century onwards until North Sea Gas came into use during the mid 1960's. As a child, there was a tall, cast-iron gas lamp in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
King's Lynn
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

From Victorian times until the coming of North Sea Gas in the 1970s almost every town had its gasworks. Smelly and polluting though they were, gasworks are an important part of our history and Fakenham's is the only one left in the whole of England and Wales. It's a gem. So if you're at all interested in industrial or social... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History also viewed

 

Been to Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?