In difficult times without income from the museum itself we have now started a small fundraising page to help with all the engine restorations needed and our wider aims. http://gf.me/u/ytgjra
A few words from museum manager Helen….
We are solely manned by volunteers, relying on donations to assist in the upkeep of the museum and its engines. We encourage local visits from groups and schools, educating on how things were done in a Thetford whilst the Burrell works was the main employer of the town. We also have Steam Apprentices within our volunteer group who are learning the art of boiler management and steam operations. The benefits gained from fund raising will assist a wider audience of the town with knowledge of past workings as well as preserving these magnificent engines and building (housed in the original paint shop). This is an ongoing long term project and would welcome funds anytime to assist as we are a free to visit museum. We, as a volunteer group, appreciate any financial support small or large as all goes into the running of the museum as a whole.