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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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.
Send us an email – email@example.com and tell us all about it.
Please click on a link below to read more.
Read about the Tommy ceremony, March 2019
Read about the 2019 opening ceremony for Diss Museum
Read about the Burston Strike School, from the recent talk at the Museum
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
FRIENDS OF DISS MUSEUM
We will be holding the AGM at Quakers Room on Friday 13 May at 3.00pm. Diss Museum collection managers, Daisy and Shirley, will be giving a presentation on Diss Heritage Triangle.
THIRD FRIDAY MEETINGS ARE NOW FIRST FRIDAYS
We will now be meeting on the First Friday of the month.
VENUE AND TIME CHANGE
We have now changed our venue to Diss & District Bowls Club, Lower Denmark Street, Diss IP22 4BE, this is located behind the Cock Pub on Fair Green. We will now be meeting in the afternoon instead of evenings, meet at 1.30 for 2.00pm start.
Full details of the 2022 programme will be posted shortly.
Friday 1st April – Tim Holt-Wilson
THE DOGGERLAND STORY
Discovering a lost European landscape
Tracing Doggerland’s submergence under the North Sea, its changing wildlife landscape and human settlement, all set against a background of changing climate and rising sea levels.
Friday 13th May - A short AGM* will be held before Daisy & Shirley, Diss Museum Collections Managers present:
DISS LACE ASSOCIATION
Diss Lace Association was set up in 1901 by a group of well connected women to provide an income for local, less fortunate women. Miss Alice Braithwaite Savory was involved from the beginning until the Association closed in 1937. Through a unique donation, by her great grand niece, we will tell the story of how Diss Lace won gold and silver medals and gained Royal patronage owing to its exquisite work.
*Free entry for people attending the AGM only.
Friday 1st July - Tony Diamond
THE HIJACKING OF EDITH CAVELL
Since her execution in 1915, the image and the message of Edith Cavell has been perverted and hijacked by many to service their own warped agenda. Where does the truth lie?
Friday 5th August - Jenni Neill
THE DEVIL’S DYE
A blend of historical fact with folklore, creating a powerful fictional love story set in the 16th century. It follows the true events of immigrants from the Low Countries who came to live in Norwich.
Friday 2nd September – Nicky Reynolds
WOMEN OF THE LAND ARMY
The challenges and achievements of a group of women who 'broke' ground to help shape our agricultural heritage. known affectionately as Land Girls. You will have the chance to see and feel up close some of their uniforms, as well as ask questions and exchange memories.
Friday 4th November- David & Avril
David & Avril are back with their lighthearted fun quiz.
Plus the popular Mince Pies for All!
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