The museum houses a wonderful collection of historic objects and machinery revealing how Norwich people earned their living.

It describes how Norwich became England's second city, how it developed into a major centre for shopping and trading, and what it has been like to live there over the centuries. Many of the displays are hands-on, and you can watch a film in the mini-cinema, listen to workers' reminiscences and play historical games.

There's also a collection of paintings by artists such as David Hodgson, John Crome, James Sillett, Alfred Stannard, Joseph Paul and Catherine Maude Nichols.

In March 2018, the museum ran a successful Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to raise £15,000 to create a state of the art, environmentally controlled display case for their recently restored 17th century Samson statue.

Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ

01603 629127


Opening times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
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