Swaffham Museum is a small, independent social history museum for Swaffham and the surrounding villages in Norfolk from the Stone Age to the modern. Explore history both by visiting the Museum and walking the circular trail.
Home of the Symonds collection of figures based on characters from literature and history. Local heroes include Howard Carter the archaeologist, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Knyvet Wilson VC, Jem Mace prize fighter, W E Johns author of the Biggles books and the Swaffham Pedlar.
In 2022 the Museum celebrated Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. The Carter Gallery has been updated and refurbished for this.
In 2019 the new Conflict and Consequences gallery was opened, full of information about Swaffham’s involvement in wars and conflicts. This was extended in 2020/21 to include Covid-19 which in itself caused consequences and conflicts. In November 2021 a visual record of Swaffham and Covid-19 was constructed and can be viewed on the Conflict and Consequences gallery page.
Visit the well-stocked gift shop for gifts, souvenirs, local maps and greetings cards.
The Tourist Information Centre is located in the shop and provides a wealth of information about the area, covering around 50 mile radius, with a large selection of leaflets on the visitor attractions.
You can find detailed information on how to join the team of Volunteers and other ways of supporting the Museum on the Support Us page.