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Museum clubs

History Club

After-school club for children aged 6 to 11 years old. Explore history through hands on activities including handling real historical artefacts, meeting costumed characters and going behind the scenes at the museum.

Every Wednesday during term time, 4-5.15pm. We ask children to commit to a half term at a time. 

Children need to be dropped off at the museum at 4pm and then collected at 5.15pm

For further information call 01842 752599.

To add your child’s name to the enrolment list please email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk

Free membership

Teenage History Club

Free after school club for teenagers aged 12 and over. Explore history and museum related activities such as film making, curating and costumed events. Projects are decided by the group – in the past they have included a First World War Murder Mystery, an exhibition exploring LGBTQ+ history and creating an escape room.

Every Friday during term time, 4-6pm. 

For further information call 01842 752599.

To add your name to the enrolment list please email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk

Free membership

Mini Museum Club

Mini Museum Club will return soon. Watch this space or sign up for the newsletter

Special activities for children under 5. Explore the museum, try crafts, sing songs and have fun. Older siblings welcome too!

Knit and Knatter

Join us to knit, natter and have a cup of tea or coffee. Warm yourself in front of our range in our 1901 kitchen on cold days or enjoy the cool of the Tudor Hall on warm days.

Free but donations welcomed.

Ancient House hosts two Knit and Knatter sessions per month from 10am-12pm.

The sessions run on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.

Find out more about Knit and Knatter dates

Please call 01842 752599, email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk, or book online.

Mardle and Make

Bring your craft projects and spend some time working on them in good company with a cup of tea or coffee.

Free but donations welcomed.

Advanced booking is encouraged to ensure Covid safety.

Please call 01842 752599, email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk, or book tickets online.

Learn to Spin

If you would like to learn how to spin yarn on a traditional spinning wheel, contact the museum either by calling 01842 752599 or emailing ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk