A super town museum at the heart of its community
Wymondham Museum gives you a wide-ranging overview of life in the town through the centuries and there’s plenty for children to do too. Housed in the town’s Bridewell, or prison, you can visit a dungeon and a police cell and learn about the Bridewell’s link to prison reformer John Howard. Gleaming ranks of brushes, audio recollections from factory workers, and the invitation to try your hand at a brush-filling machine make the museum’s display on Britons brush factory a star attraction.
Displays also cover one of England’s great social rebellions – Kett’s Rebellion, which was led in 1549 by Wymondham man Robert Kett. Plus find out about the Great Fire of Wymondham, the town’s unusual Market Cross and its links with surrounding farming communities.
The museum offers changing displays and a family history archive and extensive photo collection. The museum shop has a very good selection of local history books.
Recommended length of visit: 1 to 1.5 hours
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.
Wymondham Ghost courtesy of Nick Stone – Invisible Works