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Heritage Open Days – Free events across the county

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Norwich Castle, Free admission Sat 10 Sept.

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Free admission 8 – 10 Sept, plus, Thurs 8 Sept tour* one of the finest undercrofts in the city, on Fri 9 Sept see a demonstration by Gildencraft Stone Masonry; and on Sat 10 Sept see our Jacquard loom in action. *Booking essential for tours, tel 01603 629127.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Free admission Sun 11 Sept plus behind the scenes access to the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Elizabethan House & Tolhouse Gaol, Double Bumper History Day: Hard Labour, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Sept, 11am - 4pm. see the day to day chores of a poor Victorian housemaid.

Ancient House, Tanks for the Memories: The Development of Tanks During WW1, Thurs 8 Sept, 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talk - Join Richard Knight to find out about the development of Tanks during WW1 and how they broke the German front line. See uniforms, equipment and weapons, and hear the story of tank warfare. Booking essential tel 01842 752599. Sat 10 Sept, free admission plus a chance to find out about Thetford's role in creating the first tanks.

Lynn Museum, Free admission Sun 11 Sept.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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