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Full of interesting facts

From J Boy of Derby Very interesting museum full of local information with a whole room dedicated... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
John B
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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...more
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Passing the time in this town ( awaiting one of our colleagues who had a meeting ) we happened upon this unusual venue. On entering, we received a warm welcome from the two people behind the registration desk; that is till we tried to pay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our museum when we pride ourselves for, in most cases, receiving positive feedback. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and our only source of income is...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Very interesting museum full of local information with a whole room dedicated to the making of brushes for which this area is famous. You can visit the cells where prisoners were kept in horrendous conditions, and the dreaded remand cell...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John B
WHMAdmin, Web Manager at Wymondham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. As the museum is run entirely by volunteers, it is very encouraging for us to receive such great feedback. If you visit Wymondham...More

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Clabburn1
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

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Pauline M
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

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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Liz R
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

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cb752016
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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