Hungate Medieval Art

Hungate Medieval Art Founded in 2009, Hungate Medieval Art is a charity promoting Norfolk's colourful medieval history th

Hungate Medieval Art is a charity and as such relies upon donations & volunteers to run. All our exhibitions are free to attend, and are held in Hungate, which is the former St Peter Hungate Church, on Princes St, Norwich. The church has a special significance, having been the first parish church in the UK to reopen for secular use, after being declared redundant. It became a stand-alone space for

the display of church art in 1936. Back then it was called 'St Peter Hungate Museum of Church Art.'

Controversial in its day, we continue to honour our premise of providing something new and exciting in a space filled with history. Our exhibition and events programs are available on our page and website. Opening Times - From end March to end October (In normal years that is - please check the web for exact dates!)
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

So, our first closed season job of the winter is well underway. The fire damaged shed is being repaired, ready for elect...
17/11/2023

So, our first closed season job of the winter is well underway. The fire damaged shed is being repaired, ready for electrics and then redecoration...
Here are a couple of 'Before' and a couple of 'During'. Watch this space for the 'After'!

There should be many interesting items at this event
15/11/2023

There should be many interesting items at this event

29/10/2023

And that's a wrap folks, we are now closed for the winter.
Always a bittersweet time, but we are looking back on a fantastic season this year with WATER, and forward to a few badly needed repairs and renovations before the 2024 season kicks in in March.
Watch this space!

This weekend is your *last chance* to come and see The Ragged Staff, extended for two extra days. We're open tomorrow, S...
27/10/2023

This weekend is your *last chance* to come and see The Ragged Staff, extended for two extra days. We're open tomorrow, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 1-4.

It's also your last chance to visit Hungate in this opening season, before we close for our winter break and some much needed TLC.

Don't miss out on this wonderful show, just as atmospheric in the mist as it is in the autumn sunshine!

TOMORROW: our last free Hungate talk of the season, 'Water in the Roman Hippodrome' by Dr Richard Maguire - exploring th...
25/10/2023

TOMORROW: our last free Hungate talk of the season, 'Water in the Roman Hippodrome' by Dr Richard Maguire - exploring the use of water in early Christian Rome, and also briefly in Colchester...
Join us at 6.30pm, refreshment included.
Wrap up warm!

After a busy weekend last week, with lots of visitors, we have decided to extend our final exhibition of 2023 for an ext...
22/10/2023

After a busy weekend last week, with lots of visitors, we have decided to extend our final exhibition of 2023 for an extra week - so the show will be open on the additional dates of *October 28th and 29th*!

Beautiful light effects at The Ragged Staff by Gawain Thomas Godwin  today - this exhibit is only here this weekend and ...
14/10/2023

Beautiful light effects at The Ragged Staff by Gawain Thomas Godwin today - this exhibit is only here this weekend and next, so do come down and see it!

LAST CHANCE TO SEE... LAST CHANCE TO SEE... LAST CHANCE TO SEE! It's your final afternoon to pop in and see WATER, with ...
24/09/2023

LAST CHANCE TO SEE... LAST CHANCE TO SEE... LAST CHANCE TO SEE! It's your final afternoon to pop in and see WATER, with pieces by Jen Fox, Joella Gardener, Paeony Lewis and Russell Morton. Be here by 4pm

New display! 'Bowls in a Fragile World' Exhibition 30th September - 8th October. These delicate bowls are made by Debra ...
16/09/2023

New display! 'Bowls in a Fragile World' Exhibition 30th September - 8th October. These delicate bowls are made by Debra Shipley from junk mail and household packaging. Each is polluted with unwanted chemicals and plastic. The bowl shape is a symbolic reminder that the poorest around the globe are suffering the most from pollution and climate change. Created specifically for Hungate, the bowls incorporate seaweed, sand and pebbles, which focuses attention on water pollution. In celebration of Hungate's historic site, the artist also made a large bowl which incorporated seed pods from its garden.
Follow Debra on Instagram: debra.artist

Unsung volunteer work... Debbie has spent hours and hours on the horrible, messy job of coaxing the sticky stuff off our...
02/09/2023

Unsung volunteer work...

Debbie has spent hours and hours on the horrible, messy job of coaxing the sticky stuff off our street signs without scratching the enamel, so that they can be refitted with our beautiful new branding from Studio Rose.


Hungate is hosting an exciting talk on 'Water' tomorrow at 6.30pm. Andy, director of the Norfolk Pond Project, will be d...
30/08/2023

Hungate is hosting an exciting talk on 'Water' tomorrow at 6.30pm. Andy, director of the Norfolk Pond Project, will be discussing the work they have been doing in 'Uncovering Lost Diversity in the Modern Farming Landscape'. Come visit for an opportunity to learn about this fascinating topic and explore the current exhibition!

Riding or walking this year? It's not too late to register, and don't forget that you can nominate Hungate as your chose...
29/08/2023

Riding or walking this year? It's not too late to register, and don't forget that you can nominate Hungate as your chosen church as well!

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Bike Ride – we hope you had a great day out and enjoyed visiting our wonderful churches. The total raised in 2022 was a magnificent £134,301.

Thanks to Helen Lunnon for a lovely talk on Norwich's medieval fonts!
27/07/2023

Thanks to Helen Lunnon for a lovely talk on Norwich's medieval fonts!

The sun is out, the Catalpa is in full flower, and the contemporary exhibition of our season 'WATER' is open. Why not co...
16/07/2023

The sun is out, the Catalpa is in full flower, and the contemporary exhibition of our season 'WATER' is open. Why not come and see?

This Saturday and Sunday are your last chances to catch our current exhibition, The Seven Sacrament Fonts Of Norfolk, be...
05/07/2023

This Saturday and Sunday are your last chances to catch our current exhibition, The Seven Sacrament Fonts Of Norfolk, before changeover. Come on down, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4.

All of us at Hungate are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Dr Nick Groves at just 67. Nick was a great fr...
30/06/2023

All of us at Hungate are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Dr Nick Groves at just 67. Nick was a great friend to Hungate, and to historic churches in general - as well as a kind and funny person, a campaigner for inclusivity and welcome in both churches and education, and a scholar. He will be very much missed.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160008920806953&id=616206952

Some of our volunteers were delighted to be nominated to take part in the Community Champions tribute at the Royal Norfo...
28/06/2023

Some of our volunteers were delighted to be nominated to take part in the Community Champions tribute at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

Small rescue mission at the tea station. Hungate is open to *all* this afternoon ❤️
04/06/2023

Small rescue mission at the tea station. Hungate is open to *all* this afternoon ❤️

It's a lovely day for some medieval art! Hungate is open until 4pm, stop by and see us.
27/05/2023

It's a lovely day for some medieval art! Hungate is open until 4pm, stop by and see us.

Hope and recovery at Hungate -the Catalpa is sprouting, despite the late spring, and we've done a temporary repair on th...
14/05/2023

Hope and recovery at Hungate -the Catalpa is sprouting, despite the late spring, and we've done a temporary repair on the loo!

Our favorite regular is back!
07/05/2023

Our favorite regular is back!

It's open, it's gorgeous, come on down...
22/04/2023

It's open, it's gorgeous, come on down...

I'm seeing fonts everywhere! Our new exhibition, on Seven Sacrament Fonts of Norfolk, opens tomorrow at 10AM.(Image is p...
21/04/2023

I'm seeing fonts everywhere! Our new exhibition, on Seven Sacrament Fonts of Norfolk, opens tomorrow at 10AM.

(Image is plastic safety flooring, on building works at Castle Meadow)

We don't use Hungate at night all that often, but it was lovely to have a workshop booking this evening, and see our glo...
18/04/2023

We don't use Hungate at night all that often, but it was lovely to have a workshop booking this evening, and see our glorious windows in a new light.

15/04/2023

Unfortunately the Community Archiving Project workshop has been postponed. But we're still open until 4pm today so come say hello!

Want to get involved in cataloguing these spectacular historical printing blocks for one of our projects? This Saturday ...
13/04/2023

Want to get involved in cataloguing these spectacular historical printing blocks for one of our projects? This Saturday (15/04), Hungate's volunteers will be running our Community Archiving Project workshop from 10am until 4pm! It's FREE and no experience is needed, just pop in and have a go!

COMING SOON - Seven Sacrament Fonts exhibition! The 2023 season at Hungate is focused on the medieval and contemporary, ...
13/04/2023

COMING SOON - Seven Sacrament Fonts exhibition! The 2023 season at Hungate is focused on the medieval and contemporary, sacred and secular, connotations of the theme WATER. Our first exhibition of the season, running late April/ early May until July, explores Norfolk’s famous seven sacrament fonts, only 26 of which have survived.

For a more detailed 'sneak peek', check out our website under 'What's on' (hungate.org.uk).
Keep up to date, follow us! Facebook: Hungate Medieval Art. Instagram: . Twitter: HMA_norwich.

Installation of the new exhibition underway! 💪💪💪
12/04/2023

Installation of the new exhibition underway! 💪💪💪

Colours of Sunday
02/04/2023

Colours of Sunday

01/04/2023

Very excited about today - first opening of the season. See you from 10AM!

(Normal opening hours will now apply, Saturday 10:00-4:00, Sunday 1:00-4:00)

Hi everyone! I'm Jess (she/her), an MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies student at UEA. I'm doing my placement at Hu...
29/03/2023

Hi everyone! I'm Jess (she/her), an MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies student at UEA. I'm doing my placement at Hungate over the Easter break because I'm passionate about Norfolk's stunning local heritage. Looking forward to meeting all of you when we open for the new season on Saturday!

Unfortunately last night some lovely person decided to try and burn down our shed...There's quite a bit of damage, and a...
25/03/2023

Unfortunately last night some lovely person decided to try and burn down our shed...
There's quite a bit of damage, and a lot of cleaning up to do, but thanks to our neighbors at the Britons Arms and the efforts of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service the fire didn't reach the church itself.

It's going to involve an insurance claim, and the loo and electrics are out of action for now, but we're glad to say we don't think it will stop us reopening on time next month. And our theme for 2023 is... WATER

31/10/2022

And that's it folks... Hungate is now closed for the winter. See you in March 2023, with an exciting new season based around WATER

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Hungate Medieval Art is a charity and as such relies upon donations & volunteers to run. All our exhibitions are free to attend, and are held in Hungate, which is the former St Peter Hungate Church, on Princes St, Norwich. The church has a special significance, having been the first parish church in the UK to reopen for secular use, after being declared redundant. It became a stand-alone space for the display of church art in 1936. Back then it was named St Peter Hungate Museum of Church Art. Controversial in its day, we continue to honour our premise of providing something new and exciting in a space filled with history. Our exhibition and events programs are available on our page and website. Opening Times - From end March to end October (Check web for exact dates) Saturday: 10am - 4pm Sunday: 2pm - 4pm


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