A Stroll around Diss
March-October, £5 per person (accompanied children under 12 free)
Stroll time: approx. 1.5 hours, start and finish at the Museum
Introducing you to our lovely market town – not just a guided tour! Learn about some of the old buildings, the town’s history, some of its famous people and a lot of interesting things about Diss.
Remember… we put the ROLL into the STROLL for those who rely upon wheels to get around!
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Programme of speakers
Every third Friday, Friends of the Museum can enjoy a lecture from a different speaker.
Click here to view details of 2018 speakers.
The Shambles - When the Museum building was a butcher's shop
Amongst items on display are the large weighing scales, a frightningly heavy meat cleaver, a bloodied apron, photographs and three 'frails'. Frail was the name given to the rushwork bags that Mr. Anness the butcher provided for carrying meat home. An indication of their age is shown by the printed telephone number on the bag - Diss 105.
Since last November we have had A/V in the Shambles to demonstrate DVDs on sale in the shop. The facility has also been used to show the Tristram Cary Story and is currently being used to display the story of the Diss Dig.
Always on display are the Manning family dolls' house and information about local personalities like Tudor poet-laureate and Diss rector, John Skelton, and Victorian photographer, Cleer Alger.
Currently exhibiting is a this Brush Factory display, which complements the project currently on at the Corn Hall - 'A Brush with the Past', which will run until September 2018 and incorporates the Heritage Days.
Please click on a link below to read more.
Read about Del Firman’s lively rendition of music hall songs
Read about Diss Museum’s 2018 season in Diss Matters magazine
Your museum needs YOU! Call for volunteers
Diss Museum Manager Basil Abbott helps author with research
Thomas Manning archive discovered
Pocket watch commemorating the brave deed of a Diss man has been found in Australia
The Man Who Got Away With Murder
The author of a book about a criminal who was convicted more than a hundred times will be speaking in Diss.
Organised by Diss Museum.
Friday, 21 September, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Mount Street.
Tickets £5 on the door.
History of Wherry Maud told in Diss
The fascinating past of Wherry Maud, one of only two trading wherries left on the Broads, was the subject of a talk in Diss.
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