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Wymondham Heritage Museum

Town: Wymondham
Area:
South Norfolk
Traditional and delightful museum that brings together daily life, heroes and villains with great events from Wymondham's past.
Wymondham Heritage Museum
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Description
The Wymondham Heritage Museum is an exceptional regional museum situated in the Wymondham Bridewell which was originally a 'model prison'.

The model prison (1785) was based on the ideas of the great prison reformer John Howard. As well as a prison, the Bridewell has also served as a former police station and courthouse.

The museum explains the history of the Bridewell and also offers a journey through Wymondham's colourful history and covers events such as Robert Kett's rebellion and the Great Fire of 1615. There are permanent exhibitions of daily life in Wymondham covering brushmaking, farming and shopping.

Children's activities include visiting the dungeon, listening to stories by the gaoler and policeman or trying the prunishment 'crank' in the prison display.

The museum also offers a lovely garden and a friendly welcome in the tearoom.
Contact and Booking Details
Contact: Pip Woodward
Tel: 01953 600205
Address: 10 The Bridewell,
Norwich Road,
Wymondham,
Norfolk
Map - Click the marker to get directions
Date added: 2012-10-02 16:16:20

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