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Time and Tide. Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock. Photographs by Harry Hammond

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Showing until Sunday 2 October


A touring exhibition from the V&A of photographs by showbiz photographer Harry Hammond, who captured definitive images of rock and roll stars of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Plus memorabilia from Great Yarmouth’s rock and roll heyday. Find out more here.

What’s On at Norwich Museums, Out Now!

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Click here or on the image to download your copy of the new What’s On leaflet.

Find out about our new exhibition British Art Show 8 as well as a host of talks, workshops and activities throughout the summer.

To keep abreast of events at all the museums, sign up to our regular e-bulletins here.

 

 

Norfolk Museums Service gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund to transform Norwich Castle Keep

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Norfolk Museums Service has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project.

An initial development grant of £462,400 will be a major boost to the multi-million pound plan to transform Norwich Castle’s iconic Keep into one of the region’s premier heritage attractions. A further £8.7 million has been earmarked towards the project and a second application for the full grant will be made at a later date.
Read more about this exciting project here
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Watch a short film about the project’s vision here.

Norfolk Museums 2016 leaflet now available

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Discover all ten museums in one booklet - plus events and exhibitions to look out for this year.

All aboard The History Train! – announcing the arrival of British Art Show 8

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On Saturday 18 June Norwich will experience a unique occasion as the British Art Show 8 arrives in the city. Six horse drawn carts will form ‘The History Train’, processing through the city’s streets as they ceremonially deliver the art works to each venue in a specially commissioned piece devised by leading contemporary artist Alan Kane. Find out more here.

British Art Show 8

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For the first time in its history the country’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, British Art Show 8, is coming to East Anglia. Hosted by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts and the Forum, British Art Show 8 will feature over 100 works by 42 established and emerging contemporary artists. Find out more here.

Voices from the Workhouse

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There are big changes happening at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

“Voices from the Workhouse” is a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project which will transform the museum displays telling the real stories of the people who lived and worked in the workhouse.

Using original accounts, amazing collections and the beautiful building, this project will explore these stories and find out why they are still important today. For the first time it will also examine life at Gressenhall in the 20th century when it became an old people’s home.

For all the latest news and project updates, please visit the Voices from the Workhouse webpage.

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