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Essential information

Come and explore one of Norwich’s most intriguing and atmospheric buildings, home to wealthy merchants and mayors since 1320.

The essentials

  • School visits must be booked in advance
  • Teacher-led visit: two hours
  • Maximum group size 60 pupils
  • Strangers' Hall is closed for its annual deep clean for the first half of the spring term. If you're interested in booking for Toys in the Past at the Museum of Norwich during this time, please contact us. Other school events are available at Strangers' Hall after February half-term.
  • We offer facilitated events Wednesday – Friday, subject to availability. Self-guided visits are available when the museum is open to the public, usually Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons.
  • Learning events and resources: Key stages 1 and 2
  • Free entry for schools in Norfolk in term-time, £2.10 per child outside term-time. UK schools outside Norfolk £2.10 per child.
  • Cancellation and minimum fees Information
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Museum overview

  • Home to mayors and merchants since 1320
  • Historic room settings, including Tudor Great Hall, Toy Room, Georgian Dining Room and vaulted Undercroft
  • Delightful 17th century knot garden
  • Museum shop with pocket money items (on days when the museum is open to the public)


  • Drop-off point a minute’s walk away on Charing Cross

Facilities for schools

  • Education Room
  • Indoor picnic area
  • Garden for summer picnics


  • Strangers’ Hall is not accessible for wheelchair users as there are steps to every floor. Please contact us to discuss access needs.

Bookings and information

Booking is essential for all school visits, and we’d recommend usually enquiring a term in advance. If you’d like to make a booking, contact or 01603 493636, and have the following information to hand:

  • The name and postcode of your school
  • The number of students you want to bring
  • Their year group(s)
  • The number of accompanying adults
  • The type of visit you’re interested in
  • Which half-term/term you’d like to visit
  • Whether anyone in the group has any access needs
  • For workshops, half-day events or self-guided visits, whether you’d like a space to eat packed lunches. If you visit for a full-day event, you’ll automatically be assigned a lunch space