Wymondham Heritage Museum
Wymondham Heritage Museum
Wymondham Heritage Museum is housed in The Bridewell, a former police station, prison, and court. The museum, which is operated by the Wymodham Heritage Society, covers the rich history of Wymondham as a centre of the brush-making industry. There are exhibitions of daily life over the centuries, and a special display on Wymondham's most famous native, Robert Kett, who launched an unsuccessful rebellion in 1549 and was eventually hung from the tower of Wymondham Abbey.
Learn how the Bridewell prison became a model copied by gaols across Britain and the U.S., and learn about the devastating Wymondham fire of 1615 which destroyed over half of the town. There are further exhibits on the history of the Norfolk Home Guard and Wymondham's Girl Guides.