Essential information

The Museum of Norwich is a gem of a museum with extensive and varied displays about the local and social history of Norwich. 

The essentials

Museum overview

  • Housed in a former merchant’s house and Bridewell, or prison
  • Displays are over two floors and encircle an attractive courtyard
  • Social history of the people of Norwich from the middle ages to the present day
  • Trade and industry including shoe making and weaving
  • Museum shop with pocket money items
  • Drop-off point a minute’s walk away on St Andrews Street

Facilities for schools

  • Indoor picnic area with coat and bag storage and courtyard for summer picnics


  • Accessible toilets
  • Lift
  • Displays fully accessible
  • Please discuss wheelchair access on booking.

Bookings and information