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Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens

The museum has a section devoted to the cars used by the Royal Family over the years. A display shows the history of Sandringham fire brigade from 1865-1968 with the 1939 Sandringham Merryweather fire engine.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Estate Office Sandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN

  • 01485 545 408
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Open days

Daily Apr-20 Oct 1100-1645, Oct closes 1600. (Last entry 30mins earlier.) (Closed Good Fri, 23-26 Jul.)


By Bus: 11

By Rail: Kings Lynn / 6 miles

Housed in the former coach houses and stable block which, over the years have also been used as police post, fire brigade station, Carving School and Royal garages.

The museum holds an extraordinary collection ranging from the very large – the 1939 Merryweather fire engine – to the very small – tiny Indian doll dancers in the Curio Cupboard – and from the grand – gifts in pearl and exotic hardwoods given to The Queen on State Visits abroad – to the personal – the clock used in the Royal Pigeon Lofts at Sandringham to time Her Majesty's racing pigeons.  In addition, a special exhibition in the museum is changed each year. 

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