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Bressingham Steam Museum

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Beyer-Garratt standard gauge locomotive built by Beyer, Peacock and Co in 1937
1870 Easton and Anderson beam engine
c.1895 Shand, Mason and Co steam fire pump, formerly at the mansion owned by J. and J. Colman

Thetford Road, Near Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AB.

Bressingham Steam and Gardens is a steam museum, gardens and garden centre located at Bressingham, west of Diss in Norfolk. The site has several narrow gauge rail lines and a number of types of steam engines and vehicles in its collection and is also the home of the national Dad's Army exhibition.

There are three railway lines which take visitors around the gardens:

The Garden Railway - 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge miniature railway.
The Nursery Railway - 2 ft (610 mm) gauge narrow gauge railway.
The Waveney Valley Railway - 15 in (381 mm) gauge miniature railway.
The site also contains a short standard gauge section of track.


There are a variety of steam engines, locomotives, rollers and portable engines to see.

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Sources of Information

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bressingham_Steam_Museum
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