Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

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St Withburga Lane
East Dereham
NR19 1ED

  • Museum Info: 07526 909714

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 Heritage Trust (formerly Dereham Antiquarian Society). The Trust's collection of historic artefacts and documents is a valuable community and educational resource.

Further information

Opening Hours:

7th May - 28th September: Wednesday & Saturday - 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Friday 1.30pm - 2.00pm. Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday


Admission £2 adults Members of Dereham Heritage Trust free Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Children under 16 only admitted if accompanied by an adult.


  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

Good Bus connections to the town from Norwich and King's Lynn

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)

Facilities information:

The nature of this old building, with its winding, narrow and steep staircases and uneven floors it makes access to the upper floor difficult for some visitors. Wheelchair access is available to two of the ground floor rooms.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Information point provided
  • Public access available to collections information

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