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Wymondham Heritage Museum

10 Norwich Road, Wymondham NR18 0NS, England
+44 1953 600205
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We visited Wymondham to meet up with family on our way to Norwich and saw the sign for a tearoom... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Claire S
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Lovely well run local museum

I have lived in town for 20 years and decided to visit our local heritage museum. It is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Clabburn1
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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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, DVD films and sound presentations and a variety of things for young visitors to do. Open March to October Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm Run entirely by volunteers who will be pleased to welcome you. No trip to Wymondham is complete without a visit to this remarkable museum.
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10 Norwich Road, Wymondham NR18 0NS, England
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Wymondham to meet up with family on our way to Norwich and saw the sign for a tearoom outside so decided to combine the museum with a drink and something to eat with three hungry children and four adults. When we told the...More

2  Thank Claire S
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review but we are very sorry that your visit was spoilt and that you felt that you were not welcome. Our museum has been open for over 20 years and, to my knowledge, this is the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have lived in town for 20 years and decided to visit our local heritage museum. It is a lovely gem in an already beautiful town. The old jail and prison dungeon. The exhibits of local industry and the coffee shop all lovely and well...More

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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post a great review. As you noted, the museum is run entirely by volunteers and it is encouraging for us to receive positive feedback. Every year we change...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Staffed by keen volunteers and housed in an interesting, old building, this collection is well worth a visit. As the building was used as a prison for a while penal life is well represented. The brush making industry is a focal point of the museum.and...More

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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a great review of our museum and we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. As you noted, our museum is run entirely by volunteers so it is very encouraging to receive positive feedback. We hope that,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We earmarked the museum for a short visit during a shower but stayed for hours as rural life in Norfolk unfolded before our eyes. The museum building had been a prison (Bridewell) Correction House for Women (sic) Magistrates Court and Police Station. Staffed along with...More

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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for taking the time to give us such a positive review. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and it is always encouraging for us to get such great feedback.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went for a talk about steam trains, aimed at those 7 and over, and all of the children were enthralled! After the talk we had a fascinating walk around the exhibits, which we all found interesting, then back after lunch for an art workshop...More

Thank Pauline M
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review and we are pleased that your family enjoyed our Big Draw event. This is the first year that we have hosted this event and are planning to arrange similar activities next year so...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lots to see and very helpful volunteers. Good small coffee shop with very reasonable prices. Steps a bit of a problem from rear accessMore

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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our museum and we're pleased that, overall, you enjoyed your visit. We're sorry for the access problem that you had with the stairs into the tea room but, because we are in a historic...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I haven't been to Wymondham in a long while, so made the museum my first port of call so to speak. I had seen online about a temporary exhibition "Make and Mend" and realised it was closing for the season the end of this week....More

Thank Liz R
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to post such an informative review of our museum, it is entirely run by volunteers so it is very encouraging to receive positive feedback. We are now closed at the end of our 2016 season but we hope that...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Visited this museum as my ancestors were from Wymondham. What a gem! On entering, I was met by a couple of very friendly volunteers. The gentleman explained the history of the building itself before I began my tour. I spent a good while exploring the...More

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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to post a great review of our museum, it is entirely run by volunteers so it is very encouraging to receive positive feedback and we hope that you will visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, lots for kids to explore, touch and try and they even stayed open later so we could see everything. Highly recommendMore

Thank Gayle S
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The museum is entirely run by volunteers and it is encouraging to hear that our efforts have been appreciated. We change our themed...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

We found the displays about local history very interesting, but were disappointed that the cafe was not open on the day of our visit and we were not warned about this when we paid our admission. We only really went into the building to use...More

2  Thank Trevor C
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our museum but we're sorry to hear that your enjoyment was spoilt because our tea room was not open especially after you made a special effort to support us. The running of both the...More

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