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Curious Christmas Craft Fair at Norwich Castle
We are currently accepting applications for this year’s Curious Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 6 December 2013. Please fill in and return the application form >> if you wish to apply for a stall.
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Norwich Castle Keep: Making Norman Connections
We are exploring Norwich Castle’s rich Norman past through a European project called Norman Connections. From 27 July, we will be launching exciting new displays on the Keep main floor. New balcony displays will be launched in the autumn. Find out more here>> You can follow project developments at:
Shine a Light Project
Although there are huge numbers of objects in the museums – there is never quite enough space for everything! Some objects are delicate and can’t be on display all the time and others are large, or don’t fit in with current exhibitions. All these objects are kept in store and a large number are kept at the Superstore in Gressenhall. The Shine a Light Project seeks to unlock the potential of our fabulous reserve collections, by making them accessible to all. See the Shine a Light Project blog for more info>>
Exciting New Display at Norwich Castle
The largest hoard of Iron Age coins found in Britain since 1849 is now on display at Norwich Castle. All 840 gold alloy coins were found by metal detecting near Wickham Market in Suffolk in 2008. The coins, a denomination now called staters, were issued by the Iceni tribe who occupied parts of modern day Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge and were buried in a pottery jar.
Colchester and Ipswich Museums purchased the hoard and it is now on tour in the Eastern Region. It can be seen at the entrance to the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Gallery.
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BBC's A History of the World
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service is the lead partner for Norfolk's contribution to the BBC's exciting project: A History of the World. Listen out for a series of programmes on Radio Norfolk centred around ten iconic objects from Norfolk museums. And look out for associated events around the County. To find out more, please click on the logo below:
Dates for your diary
Jun 21Alfred Wallis: Works from the Kettle's Yard Collection
Jun 22Alfred Wallis: Works from the Kettle's Yard Collection
Jun 22Painting is but another word for feeling
Jun 23Alfred Wallis: Works from the Kettle's Yard Collection
Jun 24Alfred Wallis: Works from the Kettle's Yard Collection
Jun 24Recording of BBC Gardeners' Question Time
Jun 24Monday Gallery Talks
…I would say that Norfolk Museums Service is one of the best county museum services in the country and it’s doing a great service to the people and visitors of Norfolk.
I am absolutely thrilled. I could never in a thousand years imagine that I could be fortunate enough to find a fossil and have it identified.