Starlings memorial display

Grant aided by Breckland District Council and The Friends of Swaffham Museum

This project aims to tell the story of the town and its people between 1914 and 1919.

It collects information from a variety of sources and will be updated as new material becomes available.

It is free to view on a computer, a mobile device and in print format at Swaffham Heritage.

It is in no way complete. Of the 600 or so men who went to war less than 200 are recorded here. Research on these men and on life in the town is ongoing.

We would be pleased to accept corrections, new material and views. Please contact the Museum Curatorial Manager.

These PDF documents are stories of the Swaffham soldiers who served in WW1, and a description of life in the town during the war:

The Town in the War

Swaffham Men who went to War

Swaffham Men who went to War (updated 1 Nov 2019)

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Quick Info

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 4pm (last entry 3:30pm)
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm (last entry 12:30pm)
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Open on bank holiday Mondays
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  • Adults: £4
  • Young person 5-18: £2
  • Family (1 or 2 adults & children): £9
  • No charge for Under 5's, Friends of Swaffham Heritage, National Art Pass Holders and Accompanying carers
  • Food and drink are not to be consumed on the premises and Assistance dogs are permitted.

Free entry donation days: The Museum is open, free of admission charges, on Saturday 17th February, 9th and 16th March 2024. Any donation you wish to make on these days would be greatly appreciated.

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4 London Street
PE37 7DQ


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