I have lived in or around Wymondham for over 20 years, yet have never visited the Wymondham Heritage Museum in the centre of town. I am pleased to say I have now remedied that!
There is a small free car park for the public to use behind the museum, though the local pay and displays are really close and only 50p an hour. I found it easier to park by Central Hall and take the short walk to the museum.
There are clean and tidy bathrooms with baby changing available in the museum.
A small but perfectly formed gift shop with some lovely treats to purchase.
The cafe is lovely and can be accessed entirely separately to the museum should you wish. In the cafe you’ll find the wishing well and some lovely local art for sale as well as some rather yummy cakes.
Things to do
There is so much to see and do. With exhibitions that change throughout the year.
You can go down to the dungeon, visit the old cells, enjoy the lovely gardens and of course learn about Wymondham’s history.
There is a brilliant room about the brush factory which has a working clocking in machine and one of the old factory machines that made the broom. Great fun to use.
There was loads for L to get involved with. A great display about Kett’s Rebellion with loads of doors to open telling the story. A great little box of treasure for kids to investigate, opening draws to find different little trinkets.
There is also a trail round the museum hunting for mice. L loved this and was so happy when he found all the mice and the lovely staff gave him his own ruler and pencil, he’s going to use them at school apparently. Bless him.
I found the whole museum fascinating and discovered so many things about a village I have lived in or near to since I was ten years old and visited regularly for as long as I can remember.
Opening Times & Prices
The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm up until 2nd November 2018.
Adults are £4 and children are £1 with under fives free.
These are only a snapshot of the times, for more information please visit the Wymondham Heritage Museum website or give them a call.
I cannot believe we had never visited before. It is brilliant.
There is so much to see and it is fascinating to learn all about Wymondham’s history. The staff are brilliant. The cafe is fab. L loved it. I am already planning on going back by myself so I can read more of the boards.
It is fabulous value for money and so well situated. I had a brilliant morning visit and it entertained everyone from my four year old to my grandparents.
We were there nearly two hours including a quick stop at the cafe and that was enough for us adults to know we wanted to visit again and for L to have a good explore and really enjoy his visit.
We will certainly be visiting again.