Swaffham Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

February 14th - December 20th
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 13.00
Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Good Friday

Admission charges

Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.00
(60+ or current S.U. Card)
Children £1.00
Children Under 5 FREE
Family £6.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Additional info

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.

Collection details

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.

Swaffham Museum
Town Hall
4 London Street
PE37 7DQ





education department



01760 721230

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