The Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for horticultural excellence. The gardens at Bressingham cover nearly 20 acres, and contain 8000 species. A truly tranquil place for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. For more information on the gardens, see The Bressingham Gardens.

The Bressingham Collections

The collection of working locomotives at Bressingham operate on four different railways, allowing you to see the magnificent gardens and woodland. Don’t forget to ride Bressingham’s centrepiece, the steam Gallopers! The locomotive shed allows you to see steam engineering up close.

Bressingham is also home to the The National Dad’s Army collection, which allows you to wander through Walmington-on-Sea, the fictional home to Captain Mainwaring and his men, with original props and vehicles from the series. Jones’ butchers shop and the church hall feature heavily in the scene, whilst you can get a glimpse of Frazers’ Funeral Parlour and the Swallow Bank.

Bressingham has been the official home to the Dads Army Appreciation Society’s collection since 2000.Some of the vehicles at Bressingham Steam Museum were used in the series including the Leyland fire engine in ‘Brain versus Brawn’ (episode 50, 1972). The steamroller ‘ Boxer ‘ and traction engine ‘ Bertha ‘ were also used in the show.

‘Whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, we are confident that Bressingham has something for all. We recommend you spend no less than four hours here, and you can easily spend all day!’


Both The Steam Museum cafe – serving teas, coffees, cold drinks, pies, pasties, snacks, salads, baked potatoes, and home made cakes and desserts – and the Plant Centre Restaurant – again serving hot and cold drinks, cake and pastries, but specialising in full meals – are both on site.

There are also picnic benches in the grounds and many other seats inside the exhibition halls and around the gardens should you wish to bring your own food or simply picnic on the lawns.

For more information, see the website.

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