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Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

Closed Now: 13:30 - 16:00
Open today: 13:30 - 16:00
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Very Interesting

Well worth a visit although small packed with interesting items and the staff were very helpful. It... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Michael H
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Quaint and historical

A small but interesting museum. Great to help fill some time when visiting or just to find out... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Sandra B
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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31 Jul 2018
“Very Interesting”
24 Jun 2018
“Quaint and historical”
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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St Withburga Lane, Dereham NR19 1ED, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Well worth a visit although small packed with interesting items and the staff were very helpful. It will give you an insight into the way of life in the town etc over the centuries.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A small but interesting museum. Great to help fill some time when visiting or just to find out your local history. Not much room but worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sandra B
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DerehamDad
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Susieporkymonkey
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ray B
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.

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 ?

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank stephen p
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.

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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Ailish C
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.

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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank applefortheteacher
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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank bazgee
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

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Matty D
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