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Discover our museums from home

All of our museums are temporarily closing from 5 November in line with the latest Government announcement. Here are some ways you can experience our museums from home.

Use our digital resources 

Although we’re not currently able to welcome school groups to our museums, there are lots of resources in our Learning section. Keep the family busy with free digital resources aimed at children age 3-16. You’ll find a virtual tour and trails, Josephus Wickus’ Roman keep-fit video, films about fire, ancient Egyptians and more.

Our Time and Tide museum at home combines creative activities with educational resources including an A-Z of objects at the museum.

You can also get artistic with our colouring templates inspired by Will Teather’s radial artworks. Share your creations with us on social media.

 

Discover our collections online

On Google Arts & Culture, you can explore the Museum of Norwich and the Lynn Museum. Take virtual tours and see their collections including how shoes have changed over time and Norwich at work. Share your findings on social media using #VisitFromHome.

View the galleries of Norwich Castle on Google Street View and discover Norfolk museums collections to learn more about Norfolk’s fascinating past.

Explore our YouTube channel

Norfolk Museums YouTube channel has educational videos, sewing and embroidery lessons, a lockdown living room escape challenge, make it Monday challenges and the adventures of our King Kipper and Snappy the dragon characters for under 5s.

 

Listen to the Martha Chronicles

Listen to the tales of Moaning Martha, Gressenhall Workhouse’s very own Victorian resident.

 

Join our writing workshop

Our monthly creative writing workshop Castle Writers has gone digital. Whether you're experienced or new to writing, see our workshop resources to improve your skills.

 

Keep in touch

Follow us on social media to get museum updates, keep learning and stay in touch.

Use #MuseumFromHome to share how you’ve experienced museums from your home and see how other people across the world have too.