NORFOLK Museums Service
Object Handling

Study Centres

Get closer to the collections! We are making our collections more accessible all the time. Listed below are Study Centres around the county where groups and individuals can view objects from our collections, aided by our expert staff.

Norwich Castle Study Centre

Norwich Castle Study CentreCollections available to be studied include:

    • Fine Art (prints and drawings)

    • Decorative Art

    • Archaeology

    • Natural History

    • Costume and Textiles

Each department offers its own specially equipped Study Room, accommodating between 6-12 visitors.

Norfolk Historic Environment Record

The Norfolk Historic Environment Record enables you to research archaeological points of interest, including:

    • Sites

    • Finds

    • Cropmarks

    • Earthworks

    • Industrial remains

    • Defensive Structures

    • Historic buildings in the County

Norfolk Air Photograph Library

The library contains over 85000 images of Norfolk. It is made up of a number of collections, which include:

    • 40000 images taken of archaeological sites throughout the County

    • 8412 vertical photographs taken by the RAF as part of the National Air Survey of 1946

    • 2307 vertical and oblique photographs from the ‘Floodlight’ Project taken by the RAF during and after the coastal floods of February 1953

    • 11000 vertical photographs taken by the Ordnance Survey for mapping purposes. Many at 1:2500 scale.