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Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

St Withburga Lane, Dereham NR19 1ED, England
+44 1362 695652
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A lovely, if little museum

This is a really quaint little museum. Although most people will struggle to spend more than a... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
DerehamDad
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Dereham, United Kingdom
Fantastic volunteers

I didn't go round the museum as I was looking for Tourist Information but the volunteers who run... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Susieporkymonkey
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Housed in a beautiful timber-framed, reed-thatched early C16th cottage, with colourful pargetting. It is the oldest domestic building in the market town of Dereham. It houses displays of Dereham's local history and the archaeology of the surrounding area, in the Breckland region of central Norfolk. The Museum was founded, and is still run, by volunteer members of the Dereham Antiquarian Society. We are open on Sat May 6th to 31st September 2017. Tue & Thurs - 1.30pm - 4pm Sat - 1.30pm - 4pm Entrance Fees 2016 Adult £2 Child 0 to 16 free with accompanying adult Group visits by appointment
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1 Aug 2017
“A lovely, if little museum”
17 Jun 2017
“Fantastic volunteers”
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Hours Today: 13:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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St Withburga Lane, Dereham NR19 1ED, England
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a really quaint little museum. Although most people will struggle to spend more than a short while here there are some great exhibits to look at. I'd guess most people only spend half an hour here but if you read everything you can...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

I didn't go round the museum as I was looking for Tourist Information but the volunteers who run this museum were really helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable. They deserve huge credit for keeping this little museum going. Plus it's a lovely building and right next to...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We found this museum by accident and we are so glad we did. The exhibits give a real insight into Dereham's history and the the building is fantastic. We had a long and interesting chat with the staff. They obviously know and love their town.

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Sue W, Manager at Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our town and museum.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Its survived fires and allsorts and is now a tourist information centre. When Dereham was ablaze a few hundred years ago by divine intervention this cottage was left intact ?

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Sue W, Manager at Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are not an official tourist information centre but our volunteers will always help with local knowledge where ever they can.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Facinating old house 3. Old House converted into 1 Lots of Memoribelia of Dereham and area around both domestic and mIlitary The building is recently had thatch renewed It has beautiful Pargetting decorations It was a Gift to Bishop Bonnet from The Tudors as a...More

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Sue W, General Manager at Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Dear Ailish Thank you very much for leaving the museum your review, it is greatly appreciated.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This Museum is a real gem. Good for locals and visitors alike. Also v good if you have ancestors from Dereham, staff are knowledgable and helpful. There is a Facebook group site too.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Bishop Bonners cottage is misleading this "LITTLE" museum is tucked away in the centre of Dereham and is definitely worth visiting, the entry charge is very reasonable. As a family we spent approx 2 hours exploring the cottages various rooms and levels whilst discovering about...More

1  Thank bazgee
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Tucked away by the churchyard, this cottage museum was enchanting, well worth a visit. The Bishop himself was a naughty old sort, infamous throughout the district, ---plus there are other Dereham boys over the centuries, documented here; as well as a history of the town...More

2  Thank Matty D
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

i live near by and currently this is still closed but looks good with new thatch roof and fresh paint and interior. Free when reopened

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We found this museum by chance and noticed Bob and Sue, two of the volunteers, cleaning the beautiful paintings on the outside of the cottage. We asked about the cottage and had a charming conversation with them. We were very impressed by their friendly, chatty...More

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