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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

  • School visits must be booked in advance
  • School events can be run Tuesday to Friday
  • Teacher-led visit: two hours
  • Maximum group size: 60 pupils
  • Programme and resources for: Key stages 1, 2 and 3
  • Free entry for schools in Norfolk in term-time, £2.10 per child outside term-time. UK schools outside Norfolk £2.10 per child.
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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.

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