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£776,500 awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve been awarded £776,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our ‘Norfolk Journeys’ project which empowers young people to develop their own pathways into the county’s heritage. This project will form part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Kick the Dust’ initiative, a new £10m grant programme which aims to transform how heritage organisations engage with young people. Discover more here

Arts Council England announce £6.5m of support for Norfolk Museums Service for 2018 – 2022

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We’re delighted to announce our continued partnership with Arts Council England as one of 831 National Portfolio Organisations from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2022.

This relationship has been invaluable in recent years to ensure we can deliver positive initiatives, such as the award-winning Teaching Museum programme, alongside an enhanced offer of temporary exhibitions, permanent galleries and events which have fostered opportunities for skills development, lifelong learning activities and increased interaction with schools and young people across Norfolk and beyond.

Click here to discover more about the National Portfolio.

What's On at the 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 'Nelson & Norfolk' which opens on 29 July - plus school holiday activities; talks, workshops, and tours.

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



Great Yarmouth Museums Summer Holiday Events – out now!

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View the leaflet here

Help conserve the ensign of Le Généreux

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The ensign of Le Généreux , the oldest Napoleonic flag in the UK will go on display as the centrepiece of Norwich Castle’s highly anticipated summer exhibition - ‘Nelson and Norfolk’. Discover more about the ensign in this video.

To ensure this amazing object which measures 16 x 8.3m is available for future generations to enjoy, the Costume and Textile Association have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise £5,000 towards the total costs of £40,000 needed for vital conservation work. Any donation you make will have a real impact on this project – please click here to make a donation.

Discover the Voices from the Workhouse – Open now!

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Come and discover the exciting new galleries at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, open now following a major redevelopment. Hear real stories of those who lived and worked within its walls and explore the impact of this intriguing institution.

Take an immersive journey through the new galleries and find out more about the workhouse regime and what inmates had to eat. Discover how they worked, rested and even how they played – you may be surprised by some of things you will find!

For more information, visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

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