Diss Museum

Market Place, Diss, IP22 4AB
Phone +44 (0)1379 650618
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A charming town museum

Diss Museum is housed in the historic Shambles building on Diss Market place.  A small but perfectly-formed museum, it hosts changing exhibitions about Diss and nearby villages, packed with local interest. You can peer into the Old Rectory, a 19th century dolls house, browse archive photos of the town and find out about the family businesses that have shaped Diss town over the years. Town tours including the Murder Tour (Maximum group size 15). Recommended length of visit: 1 hour

Other good things to do nearby

There has been a market at Diss for over 500 years. Today, market day is Fridays, when there’s also a popular antiques and collectables auction at Gaze’s Auctioneers. Good places to explore include the town’s Georgian and Edwardian streets, Diss Park and the Mere, and the historic Fair Green to the south west of the town. There are lots of nice places to eat and lovely walks on the Angles Way. Nearby attractions include Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens and 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

Special events

Memories of Diss: a shopkeeper's tale will take place at Diss Museum on 20/04/2018
The R34 Adventure - Work in Progress will take place at Diss Museum on 18/05/2018
Farming in the Past will take place at Diss Museum on 15/06/2018
World War One in East Anglia will take place at Diss Museum on 20/07/2018
Maud's Story - the life of a Norfolk trading wherry will take place at Diss Museum on 17/08/2018

Travel and parking

Diss is on the A1066, just off the A140. There are several well-priced local car parks. Public transport: Diss is on the main line from London to Norwich.
Bus service information form Traveline.


Open 10 March to 3 November 2018
Daily 11am to 3pm



Facilities and access




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Other access information: Telephone for further details.