Search
Norfolk Tourism Awards

Town’s museum to kick off season with day of free admission

PUBLISHED: 14:59 12 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2018

The Dereham Antiquarian Society members giving the town's Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum a clean in preparation for the 2018 season, led by the chairman, Peter Wade-Martins (second from left). Picture: SUPPLIED BY KEN HAWKINS

The Dereham Antiquarian Society members giving the town's Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum a clean in preparation for the 2018 season, led by the chairman, Peter Wade-Martins (second from left). Picture: SUPPLIED BY KEN HAWKINS

Archant

Dereham’s historic Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum will start its 2018 season with a day of free admission for visitors.

A exhibition called Dereham in Peace and War 1914 opened at Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum during a free family day. Picture: Matthew Usher.A exhibition called Dereham in Peace and War 1914 opened at Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum during a free family day. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The thatched building - parts of which could be more than 500 years old - houses the town’s museum, and features a new exhibition about Hobbies of Dereham, a company that once employed hundreds and gained worldwide fame for its treadle fretsaws and the magazine Hobbies Weekly.

This is also the last chance to see an exhibition on Dereham’s forgotten scientist William Hyde Wollaston, who was born in Dereham 252 years ago in 1766. He was one of the greatest minds of his time and became president of the Royal Society.

The museum, which is staffed by volunteers from the Dereham Antiquarian Society, will be open 1.30pm to 4pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from May 19 now until the end of September.

Admission is normally £2, but is free on May 19.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham events

A number of events to take place at the Wells Maltings have been announced for November.

Yesterday, 08:29

Somewhere deep inside a mid-Norfolk market town, mysterious goings-on have been reported ahead of an eagerly anticipated Halloween event.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bonfire night is just around the corner and schools, sports clubs, village halls and charities are gearing up for some spectacular displays. Here are six of the biggest and brightest fireworks events taking place in mid-Norfolk . . .

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An event which is simply scrumptious has been organised in mid-Norfolk to celebrate all that is crunchtastic about the humble apple.

Most Read

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 6°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy