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Wymondham Heritage Museum

Wymondham Heritage Museum tells the story of Wymondham, the daily lives of the people, the town’s heroes and villains and great events from its past.

Opening Times

Housed in the town’s historic Bridewell, Wymondham Heritage Museum offers an all-round family visit. The displays and exhibitions take you through a journey to discover the town’s past. Travel from prehistoric times, the Iron Age, the Romans and Saxons to medieval Wymondham and the early 20th century. Find out about Wymondham’s great fire in 1615, the ancient Market Cross. What was life like on the farm before mechanisation? Learn the history of the iconic Bridewell. How, in 1785, it became the model prison for “Houses of Correction” throughout the country and in America. Go down to the spooky dungeon and see what life was like for a prisoner 200 years ago.
Step back in time and see what the townsfolk had in their shopping baskets 100 years ago in two recreated shops, a grocer and a hardware store.
Follow the story of the town’s most famous citizen, Robert Kett. Why did this yeoman farmer lead a rebellion against land enclosures? Learn about brush-making, once the town’s major industry,
Lots of activities for the children. Dress as a Victorian character, have a go at the quiz and win a prize, operate a 1960s switchboard and do a Time Team dig in the sandbox.
When you’ve seen all that pop into The Bridewell Tearoom for a refreshing drink and a slice of homemade cake or a freshly baked scone.


Adults – £4.50
Concessions – £3.50
Children – £1.20
Under 5s – Free
Family Ticket – £9

Opening Times

4th Mar – 3rd Nov
Sat – Wed: 1pm – 4pm
Thu & Fri: 10am – 4pm
Tearoom opens as museum except Thu & Fri 9am – 4pm
Last entry at 3:45pm

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Dog friendly
Wymondham Heritage Museum
The Bridewell
Norwich Road
NR18 0NS