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A jewel of a Museum set in a handsome townhouse on Swaffham's Georgian Market Place. Explore elegant rooms, rich collections and 21st century displays with lots for all the family to enjoy. The "Carter Connection" tells the story of Swaffham man Howard Carter and his discovery of the Tutankhamun tomb. Our Archaeology Room has displays of Stone Age, Roman and Saxon artifacts plus the remarkable Sporle Palgrave Collection discovered in nearby fields by a keen local archaeologist.
"Collectors and Collecting" - This fascinating exhibition explores the often bizarre artefacts that local people have collected in the past and more recently.Plenty of family activities to enjoy including trails and craft tables.
We are happy to announce that we will re-open on February 13th 2010 and remain open Tues through Sat plus Bank Holiday Mon until December 23rd from 10.00 to 16.00 each day.
Closed: Sunday and Monday (except Bank Holidays)
The museum complies with the DDA.
Local History Room now open with access to scrap books and photographs on Swaffham's history.
Surname and full Family History searches available - please contact the Museum for details.
The museum focuses on the social history of the town and surrounding villages. The collections cover the many aspects of life including trade, industries, domestic life, from prehistoric times to the present day.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Photography, Religion, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- The Howard Carter room.