Wymondham Heritage Museum

Wymondham Heritage Museum
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This traditional and delightful museum brings together daily life and heroes and villains with great events from Wymondham's past. It also offers a lovely garden and a warm welcome.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open: Monday 12th March until Friday 2nd November 2018
Mon-Sat 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Admission charges

Adults £4
Concessions £3
Accompanied children £1
2 adults + 2 children £8
Under 5s free
Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion free

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Group of Wymondham Nurses

Wymondham Women in World War One

  • 12 March — 2 November 2018 *on now

Before the start of the First World War, men were thought of as the breadwinners for the family while women traditionally would stay at home performing domestic tasks such as washing and cleaning and raising the children. If they worked at all it was a menial job such as a maid, in domestic service or in work in a repetitive job in a factory.

During the war, life for women changed dramatically because so many men were away fighting. Many women took paid jobs outside the home for the first time and by 1918 there were five million women working in Britain. The money they earned contributed to the family's budget and earning money made working women more independent and many enjoyed the companionship of working in a factory, office or shop.

For the centenary of the end of the First World War, we are hosting a display celebrating women living in Wymondham during the war and how they worked to support the war effort. Using photos, post cards, letters and other documents our display will tell the stories of the working lives of women of our town.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission is included in the museum's normal admission prices.

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=wymondham.women.in.ww1

The Sun Inn, Damgate Street, Wymondham

The Lost Pubs of Wymondham

  • 12 March — 2 November 2018 *on now

In 1622 there were 33 alehouses within the town but by the turn of the 20th century the number of inns was declining and today only 6 remain in the town.

During the 19th and early 20th century, pubs were very much more a focal point in the town. Not only was liquid refreshment offered but pubs also played host to meetings and social events. Some were also staging posts for the coaches and carrier carts of the day.

Our display uses photos and stories to commemorate the pubs gone from Wymondham over the years and show what is in their place now.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission is included in the museum's normal admission prices.

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=lost.pubs.of.wymondham

Wymondham Heritage Museum
10 The Bridewell
Norwich Road
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 0NS
England

Website

www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

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E-mail

General Enquiries

whm.info@wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Telephone

Museum opening hours only

01953 600205

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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