Published date: July 2020
This small and independent social history museum in the Norfolk market town of Swaffham is an interesting place to explore. Visitors can view exhibitions and displays from the Stone Age through to the modern-day and learn about local heroes such as the archaeologist Howard Carter, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Knyvet Wilson VC, Jem Mace prize fighter, author of the Biggles books W E Johns and the Swaffham Pedlar.
The "Conflict and Consequences" gallery opened in 2019 and is full of information about Swaffham"s involvement in wars and conflicts. Gain a good insight into the life of Swaffham and its surrounding towns and villages by looking at the many artefacts that are housed here that explain some of the social history of the area. There is an array of fascinating archaeological finds from the region, and a celebration of the link with Tutankhamun via Howard Carter.
There are a number of children"s activities throughout the museum and an interesting trail around the town. Swaffham Museum offers personal and group research facilities in their Archive Room using maps, newspaper clippings and other documentation and artefacts. Schools and voluntary organisations are very welcome, and sessions can be tailored to suit different requirements.
The museum shop is well-stocked with gifts and mementos of the museum, and includes cards and postcards, locally made honey and preserves.
To find out more about Swaffham Museum, including opening times, admission costs and latest news, please go to their website.