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Exciting new opportunity for business planning consultant to support a major HLF project at Norwich Castle!

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Norfolk Museums Service is seeking a consultant to lead the development of a robust, sustainable and transformative Business Plan for its major new Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project.

The Business Plan will cover the proposed changes to the building as well as the needs of the wider museum site.

For a copy of the brief, or for more information, please contact:

Angela Riley, Project Manager, Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England (

The deadline for responses is 10am on Monday 10 July 2017.

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.



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.

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.

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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