Locomotive "George Sholto" on the 2ft gauge Nursery Line.
View of Dell Garden.
Threshing by steam.
Victorian steam roundabout.
Ornamental bridge in the Dell Garden.
Krupp built locomotive "Rosenkavalier" on the 15" gauge Waveney Valley Railway.
Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens
Bressingham has something for everyone! Experience the power
of steam in all its forms, from main-line locomotives
to small stationary engines. There's a magnificent
collection of traction engies too; a Victorian
steam roundabout, with its stampede of gorgeously
decorated horses, ostriches and cockerels and, of
course, three separate narrow-gauge railway rides.
running for more than five miles around Bressingham's
gardens, woods, meadows and lake. But the power of
steam is only half the Bressingham story!
When you've enjoyed all the thrilling sights, sounds
and smell of the steam age, you can relax with the glory
of the garden! Alan Bloom's world-famous Dell Garden
extends over six acres, with no fewer than 47 island beds
of perennials cutting vivid swathes of colour through
the lawns and mature trees. With nearly 5000 different
plant varieties on show, there's fascination at every
turn for the keen gardener - but even if you know little
about plants, you'll appreciate the skilfully planned vistas
and spectacular beauty of the garden.
Bressingham Plant Centre
Adjacent to the Steam Museum is the Bressingham Plant Centre, with
literally thousands of plant varieties for you to choose from. The Centre
specialises in hardy perennialsbut also offers a wide selection of alpines,
conifer, shrubs, climbers, roses and indoor plants, and the expert staff will
be glad to offer their advice For further information call (01379) 688585.
Adrian Bloom's Garden
Foggy Bottom, Adrian Bloom's famous 6 acre garden, where the accent is
on mixed planting and new ideas against a backgound of conifers, is open
from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
B & B at Bressingham
Alan Bloom offers moderately priced Bed & Breakfast accomodation
at the Hall, where guests are, of course, free to enjoy the
gardens. Please note that booking is essential: call (01379) 687243.
We welcome pre-booked parties from schools or other organisations both in and out of season.
We can arrange special features, weekend events and rallies etc. Please ring the Museum Office.
Catering and buffet facilities are available on site.
How to find Bressingham
The Steam Museum and Gardens are "brown" Tourist Board signposted and easy to find, just
2.5 miles west of Diss and 14 miles east of Thetford on the A1066. Regular trains call at
Diss Station, on the main fine from Norwich to London, Liverpool Street.
The Steam Museum and Dell Garden am both operated by Bressingham Steam Preservation Company Ltd., a Registered
Charity, which relies on the help and support of paying visitors to meet preservation costs. We reserve the right to alter our
programme widiout notice if afected by the weather or by other adverse conditions beyond our control.
For up-to-date information, please visit our web site here
Bressingham Steam Museum Trust & Gardens
Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk 1P22 2AB.
Tel: 01379 687386 (Office). 01379 687382 (24-hr. Info Line). Fax: 01379 688085.
Registered as a Charity No. 266374