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Swaffham Museum

The Archaeology Room

Discover local pre-history and Swaffham's Anglo-Saxon past.

In the 1970s a Pagan Saxon cemetery was discovered in Swaffham. Some of the finds are on loan to us from Norwich Castle Museum.

One of our lady volunteers has spent 20 years with her metal detector searching the fields in neighbouring Sporle. Her finds reflect over 2000 years of life in the village.

New to the museum this year is the 16th century Communion Chalice, with its 19th century paten, from the ancient church at Houghton-on-the-Hill near North Pickenham and  a Roman ring found in the hedgerow by the church together with a mourning ring to Robert Say.

Pottery pieces Pottery pieces

Younger people may enjoy piecing together pieces of pottery in this room.