15. Heritage Museum

This traditional and delightful museum brings together daily life and heroes and villains with great events from Wymondham's past. It also offers a lovely garden, a cafe and a warm welcome.

The building where the museum is located used to be a prison and also housed the law court. It is called The Bridewell. In 1553 one of Henry VIII’s palaces was converted into a House of Correction to deal with vagrants. The palace was known as ‘Bridewell Palace’ because it was near the Holy Well of St Bride in London. As other houses of correction came to be built, they too were called ‘Bridewells’.

The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers, and the exhibits are changed regularly.

You can find the heritage museum’s website via our website under services and amenities then by clicking on the tourist information centre or by clicking here

Photographs courtesy of Wymondham Photographic Society.