Swaffham Museum and its collection

Swaffham Museum

We are a small, independent social history museum for Swaffham and the surrounding villages in Norfolk from the Stone Age to the modern. Explore our 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 we celebrate Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. The Carter Gallery has been updated and refurbished for this. In 2019 we opened the new Conflict and Consequences gallery, full of information about Swaffham's involvement in wars and conflicts.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Archaeology Local

Swaffham Museum
4 London Street
Town Hall
PE37 7DQ Swaffham

Visitor information Swaffham Museum

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 13:00
Sunday Closed

Bank Holidays:

We are open on all Bank Holidays during the open season EXCEPT Good Friday when we close.

Museum Shop and Tourist Information: Our museum shop and Tourist Information Centre opening hours are the same as the Museum.


Family (one or two adults and children)£7.00
Under 5's, Accompanying carers, Friends of Swaffham Heritage - become a friend of Swaffham Heritage, National Art Pass HoldersFree
Young Person 5-18£1.00


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

4 London Street, Swaffham

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