A charming town museum
Diss Museum is housed in the historic Shambles building on Diss Market place. A small but perfectly-formed museum, it hosts changing exhibitions about Diss and nearby villages, packed with local interest.
You can peer into the Old Rectory, a 19th century dolls house, browse archive photos of the town and find out about the family businesses that have shaped Diss town over the years.
Agriculture has long been a mainstay of Diss and the local area. The Museum has a small but important collection of implements used to work the land by hand before machines were developed to do the work more quickly and efficiently.
In 2019 the museum is commemorating the centenary of the R34 Airbus. In July 1919 the dirigible flew from Scotland to Long Island and back to Pulham. Museums around the world are joining Diss in celebrating this aviation feat. Local schools, art, textile and modelling groups have contributed to the display, with interactive work by the University of Suffolk students.
Recommended length of visit: 1 hour
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.