Wymondham is fortunate in having a very rich archive of local material.
It has been ranked as one of the best town archives in Norfolk,
after the great Norfolk Museum Service collections of Norwich, Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Thetford.
Items relating to Wymondham’s history are divided between the Town Archive (documents & images), the Abbey Church Archive (mostly documents) and the Heritage Museum (mostly artefacts).
Wymondham Town Archive is steadily expanding, and it recently acquired a very large bequest containing much important material. Some documents are from the 17th century, but most are 18th and 19th century. There is an extensive index of personal names, and there are also sections on places, buildings and trades together with slides, photographs and maps.
The archive is run by a committee with representative membership and holds an annual public meeting. Accommodation is provided in the Town Council offices, who also provide a small grant.
The archive is run entirely by volunteers and is open for public use from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Tuesdays.
Requests for information should be sent, together with an SAE (suitable size for a reply), to
Wymondham Town Archive,
Harts Farm Road,
Norfolk, NR18 0UT
Telephone enquiries may be addressed to the honorary archivists
Mary Garner (01953 604535) or
Richard Fowle (01953 603000)
E-Mails may be sent to: [email protected]