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The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell – discover the stories of a fine city

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From Medieval to modern day, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the story of the city’s industries and the people who lived and worked here.

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From the textile trade which was at the heart of the city’s wealth, to the production of shoes, chocolate and mustard, the story of how Norwich constantly adapted to changing fortunes, and coped with two World Wars is told in ten galleries over two floors.

 

 

 

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The galleries are packed with fascinating objects and engaging displays, with plenty of chances to get hands-on. Listen to audio diaries, watch an archive film in a recreated cinema, or play board games in a retro 1950s living room.

Whether you are visiting for the day and want to an insight into the history of the city, or you have lived here all your life, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, at the heart of the Norwich Lanes is a must-see.

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Exhibition Coming Soon:

Tuesday 25 July - Saturday 25 November
Cecil Aldin: The Art of Black Beauty

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A display of beautiful Cecil Aldin watercolours painted for the 1912 edition of Black Beauty – a text first printed in Norwich by Jarrolds 140 years ago. Summer holiday trail and family activities to accompany the exhibition. In partnership with Jarrolds.
 

 

 

Events

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The museum runs a regular programme of talks and tours for adults, and there are additional craft activities for children in the school holidays.

For special interest groups the museum is available to book for exclusive use.

Check the events page for more details, or call 01603 629127.

 

Norfolk Children’s University

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The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell is pleased to support Norfolk Children’s University. Their aim is to broaden the horizons of children and young people aged 5 to 14 years by encouraging them to engage with learning opportunities, such as a museum visits, outside normal school hours, and reward them for choosing to do extra learning by delivering regular Graduation Events at the University of East Anglia. Join today at the museum and pick up your Passport to Learning for just £8.

 

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