Town Archive

Wymondham is fortunate in having a very rich archive of local material: it has been ranked as one of the best town archives in Norfolk, after the great collections of Norwich, Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Thetford.

Items relating to Wymondham’s history are divided between the Town Archive and the Abbey Church Archive (mostly documents) and the heritage Museum (mostly artefacts).

Wymondham Town Archive is steadily expanding, and it recently aquired a very large bequest containing much important material. Some documents are from the 17th century, but most are 18th and 19th century. There is an extensive index of personal names, and there are also sections on places, buildings and trades together with photographs and maps.

The archive is now run by a committee with representative membership and holds an annual public meeting. Accommodation is provided in the Town Council offices, who also provide a small grant.

The archive is run entirely by volunteers, and is only open for public use from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Tuesdays, but by arrangement items can sometimes be left out with council staff in normal office hours. Enquiries can also be made by phone or post (please send SAE).

Contact details:

Mary Garner

Honorary Town Archivist c/o Wymondham Town Council 14 Middleton Street Wymondham NR18 0AD

Telephone: 01953 603302

Norfolk Record Office

A considerable amount of archive material is held at a purpose built facility. To contact the County archivist:


Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre 

Martineau Lane 



Telephone: 01603 222599

For further information please click on the following link Norfolk Record Office