Discover the history of Wymondham and its Bridewell.
See an original Gane brush making machine.
Talks on the hour from 1300-1500
Tea room open for light refreshments 1300-1500.
Wymondham Bridewell (1785) was a model prison based on the ideas of prison reformer John Howard.
Learn about the history of the building from prison to police station to the courthouse and the stories of the people who worked and lived there.
See the recreated dungeon. Handle the ankle chains worn by the prisoners.
Discover the history of Wymondham.
Find out the story of Kett’s Rebellion 1549.
Learn the part Wymondham played in the Brush making industry and see an original fully automated brush making machine that was still being used in the 1980s.
Saturday 10 September: 1300-1600
No booking required
Level access to all areas except the recreated dungeon.
To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/wymondham-heritage-museum6 →
Written by: David Mann