Wymondham Heritage Museum tells the story of Wymondham, the daily lives of its inhabitants, the town’s heroes and villains and great events from its past.
Situated in the Bridewell, which has served as a prison, police station and courthouse, it is full of history that can be enjoyed by all the family. Explore Wymondham’s colourful history and learn about its people from Prehistoric times, the Iron Age, the Romans and Saxons to Wymondham’s beautiful medieval Abbey. Learn about the Bridewell from its beginning in 1785 as a 'model prison' and see what life would have been like for a prisoner in the recreated dungeon. Follow the story of Robert Kett, leader of Tudor England's most inspiring rebellion. Find out about Wymondham's Great Fire of 1615 and how a new Market Cross was built. Learn about farming and shopping before mechanisation and supermarkets and visit a recreated Wymondham 1930s grocery and general store. Hear the story of Wymondham’s brush industry and operate a working brush-making machine.
There are also displays on Victorian Wymondham and the two World Wars, interactive displays and sound presentations and a variety of things for young visitors to do.
Open March to October Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm and Sun 1pm - 4pm. Check website for exact dates.
Run entirely by volunteers who will be pleased to welcome you. No trip to Wymondham is complete without a visit to this remarkable museum.