Wymondham Heritage Museum

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

Website

www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Follow us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/wymondhamheritagemuseum?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

E-mail

General Enquiries

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.
Wymondham Heritage Museum
Food icon Shop icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

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 2nd March 2015 until 31st October 2015
Mon-Sat 1000-1600
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

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

Pop in Late

3:15 to 3:45pm daily, £1.00 per person

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.
The Story of Market Towns

Tradition and Innovation: The Story of Market Towns

  • 2 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

For 2015, the museum is delighted to host the fascinating touring exhibition Tradition and Innovation: The Story of Market Towns. The exhibition tells the story of the development of market towns and changing shopping habits from the medieval period to the 21st century.

Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy seeing stunning archive photographs, and listening to the voices of shopkeepers past and present.

The exhibition has been created by Museums Norfolk, the group representing more than 50 of Norfolk’s museums and heritage sites, and was funded by SHARE Museums East, the organisation that delivers museum development across the East of England.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=story.of.market.towns

Little Dustpan

Turning Back Time on Wymondham's Main Streets

  • 2 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

To complement the touring exhibition The Story of Market Towns, we are hosting a new display featuring archive photographs of the six main shopping areas in the town:

Town Green, with its butcher, baker and brickmaker.

Damgate, where you could once get all your shopping.

Market Street, with Clarkes and Parker’s department stores in miniature, Parkes butchers and where Littles 'Dressed Lots'

Middleton Street, where Walter Lane and later Mrs Bedingfield held sway

The Market Place, with the Bunns, the Co-op and International Stores.

Fairland Street, which still boasts the oldest shop in town and a forge where one member of the family rose to become MP for North Norfolk and Chairman of the Labour Party.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=turning.back.time.on.wymondhams.streets

Robert Kett addresses his followers on Mousehold Heath

The Story of Robert Kett

  • 2 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

Kett's Rebellion was the most serious outbreak of unrest during the reign of Edward VI. What was the reason for these revolts in the 1540s and why did Robert Kett, a wealthy yeoman farmer and tanner, become the leader of this rebellion? This display will help to answer these questions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=story.of.robert.kett

Women using Gane brush-filling machines

Brushmaking in Wymondham

  • 2 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

Wymondham was once a renowned centre for woodturning and this evolved into brush-making becoming a major industry in the town.

Discover the history of brush-making in the town from its beginnings in the woodturning trade to its height when two major companies, The Briton Brush Company and The Cooperative Brush Company, had operating factories in the town and the reasons for its eventual decline.

The display contains numerous tools that were used in the manaufacture of brushes through the ages and also has an operating 1890s Cane brush filling machine.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=brushmaking

Women in Dungeon

Wymondham Bridewell

  • 2 March — 31 October 2015 *on now

The Wymondham Bridewell was a model prison (1785) based on the ideas of the great prison reformer John Howard.

Below ground, see the re-created dungeon and the eight steps that Howard went down to inspect the dungeon. You can also handle the ankle chains from the original dungeon and view a display about the model prison.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk/?p=wymondham.bridewell

advertisement