In the mid 1980s Woolpit History Group started field-walking throughout the parish. After several years three Roman sites and eight Medieval sites had been found.
In 1983 the Woolpit and District Museum was begun to display and look after the finds. The History Group took over a store-room on the upper floor of the Woolpit Village Memorial Institute and began to set up the smallest Museum in the Suffolk.
Because the room is so small some displays are changed each year, and over the last thirty or so years there have been nearly seventy different exhibitions explaining the history of Woolpit from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day.
There are two permanent displays. The first shows the famous Woolpit Brickmaking Works presented as a 3D model of the site as it was in its later days, with a collection of bricks, tiles, photos and various tools used in the trade. A booklet The History of Woolpit Brickworks is available in the museum shop. The second display is a reconstruction of a Victorian Kitchen with artefacts, which might have been used in everyday life up to the 1920s.
For additional information about admission, opening hours, access, facilities and learning opportunities, please visit the museum website.
Woolpit and District Museum