Norfolk Heritage Centre

Norfolk Heritage Centre Your city-centre stop for Norfolk and East Anglian history, genealogy, local research, Picture Norfolk images and Norfolk Record Office resources.

Pre-booked appointments only - please visit our website for more details. We reserve the right to remove, without notice, any disruptive, offensive or abusive posts. This includes posts that contain swearing or libellous statements. More details at: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/socialmedia/

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The History Hunters are in @norfolkhc today learning all about Norwich Castle - William is looking at a stereoscopic pho...
13/11/2021

The History Hunters are in @norfolkhc today learning all about Norwich Castle - William is looking at a stereoscopic photograph of the Castle from the late 19th century, an early form of 3D technology. 🏰👀

#historyhunters #norfolkheritagecentre #norwich #norfolk #norwichcastle #stereoscope #stereoscopic3d #stereoscopicphotography #norfolklibraries @norwichcastle

The History Hunters are in @norfolkhc today learning all about Norwich Castle - William is looking at a stereoscopic photograph of the Castle from the late 19th century, an early form of 3D technology. 🏰👀

#historyhunters #norfolkheritagecentre #norwich #norfolk #norwichcastle #stereoscope #stereoscopic3d #stereoscopicphotography #norfolklibraries @norwichcastle

From Monday 1st November you no longer need to book an appointment to visit Norfolk Heritage Centre.You can drop in at a...
30/10/2021

From Monday 1st November you no longer need to book an appointment to visit Norfolk Heritage Centre.

You can drop in at any time between 10am – 7pm to view microfilm or open reference books.

If you wish to view anything from the stored collection, there will be half-hourly item request times starting at 10.15am and ending at 5.45pm. There may be a short wait to receive your requested items.

You can email [email protected] for help before visiting or to book an "Ask the Archives" appointment for assistance with your research.

There are currently no public PCs in Norfolk Heritage Centre. You can bring your own device and use the library's WIFI.

See our webpage for updates: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/researching-family-and-local-history/norfolk-heritage-centre

From Monday 1st November you no longer need to book an appointment to visit Norfolk Heritage Centre.

You can drop in at any time between 10am – 7pm to view microfilm or open reference books.

If you wish to view anything from the stored collection, there will be half-hourly item request times starting at 10.15am and ending at 5.45pm. There may be a short wait to receive your requested items.

You can email [email protected] for help before visiting or to book an "Ask the Archives" appointment for assistance with your research.

There are currently no public PCs in Norfolk Heritage Centre. You can bring your own device and use the library's WIFI.

See our webpage for updates: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/researching-family-and-local-history/norfolk-heritage-centre

Posted @withregram • @millenniumlibrary 'Stitching Moses' is a collaborative project between MA Student Emily Hands, @gr...
22/10/2021

Posted @withregram • @millenniumlibrary 'Stitching Moses' is a collaborative project between MA Student Emily Hands, @gressenhall_fw, @ktd_norfolk youth engagement initiative and the participants who stitched Moses Roper's story.

See it in person on the 1st floor of the Millennium Library, alongside a series of panels that tell the story of more experiences of 19th Century Black Abolitionist Lecturers from across Norfolk.
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#Norwich #Norfolk #Library #Libraries #MillenniumLibrary #BorrowDiscoverConnect #TheForum #ForumNorwich #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2021 #mosesroper #abolitionists

Norfolk Libraries are making a banner to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and...
05/10/2021

Norfolk Libraries are making a banner to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day, on November 25th 2021.

We are working with artist Connie Flynn and a group of brilliant women to create the banner for the “Stitching Our Stories” project - our first workshop was Friday. We took inspiration from the history of the fight for women’s rights and explored images of protest from @norfolkhc collections, before learning textile skills to create a symbolic patch to become part of the banner. We were inspired by the Suffragette colours of purple, green and white, and the symbology of flowers.

Thank you @aceagrams for funding Stitching Our Stories! Follow our progress on Instagram - we will share details of the banner’s unveiling next month. ✂️🧵🪡

#StitchingOurStories #WhiteRibbonDay #StopViolenceAgainstWomen #Solidarity #WeStandWithWomen #Libraries #Community #WomensHistory #ProtestHistory #protest #WomensRights #ConnieFlynn #Banner

Free online event! Join us next Weds (6th Oct, 6-7pm), when we'll celebrate Libraries Week with an exploration of the Co...
01/10/2021

Free online event! Join us next Weds (6th Oct, 6-7pm), when we'll celebrate Libraries Week with an exploration of the Colman Collection, the personal library of Norwich's 'mustard king', Jeremiah James Colman. Among the treasures to be featured is the album which holds this splendid photograph of Norwich Market and Guildhall, c. 1850. To book your ticket, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/norfolk-heritage-centre-7488465877

Go at your own pace for @NorfolkHODs with our downloadable podcast walking tours exploring Edible Norwich. Find images a...
10/09/2021
Episode 50 – Edible Norwich: Chocolate History Walking Tour

Go at your own pace for @NorfolkHODs with our downloadable podcast walking tours exploring Edible Norwich. Find images and details of the route on our blog!

Mustard Tour
https://t.co/0fZ9QQKDRM

Chocolate Tour
https://t.co/xW0AdheZjY

#NorfolkHODs #HODs #EdibleEngland

The Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast · Edible Norwich: Chocolate History Walking Tour Historically home to international food manufacturers, and a bustling agricultural centre, Norwich has long had …

Not long now until Norfolk Heritage Open Days! This year's theme is 'Edible England': visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries...
03/09/2021

Not long now until Norfolk Heritage Open Days! This year's theme is 'Edible England': visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/whats-on/heritage to browse and book from our menu of linked events. This includes a choice selection of Walking Tour podcasts, a flavoursome Facebook Live creative family event and an online behind-the-scenes exploration of some tasty food-related morsels from our archive (including this rather spiffing photo, from an album belonging to the Caley family). Bon appetit!

Thanks to the @britishlibrary’s Living Knowledge Network you can see the “Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rig...
19/08/2021

Thanks to the @britishlibrary’s Living Knowledge Network you can see the “Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights” free exhibition on the first floor of @millenniumlibrary, until the end of August.

The fight for women’s rights is unfinished business. From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, #UnfinishedBusiness explores how feminist activism in the UK today has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.

We also have an online exhibition showing Norfolk’s role in the long struggle for equality for women - find the link in our profile. 💻✨

#unfinishedbusiness #womensrights #womenshistory #equality #feminism #feministhistory #livingknowledgenetwork #britishlibrary #mayaangelou #mayaangelouquotes #saraahmed #norfolk #norwich #norfolklibraries #norwichwomenscentre

We are delighted to introduce our new guest blogger, Literature, Drama and Creative Writing: University of East Anglia (...
12/08/2021
Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia Universalis: Joining Man, Place, Time

We are delighted to introduce our new guest blogger, Literature, Drama and Creative Writing: University of East Anglia (UEA) student Georgina Rowley. ✏️✨

Her first blog post explores Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia Universalis (1559) from the Norwich City Library collection - including sea monsters!

Read it here: https://norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/cosmographia-universalis/

Norfolk Heritage Centre are delighted to welcome a new guest writer to our blog, student Georgina Rowley, who will be writing regular posts about Renaissance-era rare books from our collections. He…

Booking is now LIVE for our Norfolk Heritage Open Days event!Discover more about the role that food and drink has played...
09/08/2021

Booking is now LIVE for our Norfolk Heritage Open Days event!

Discover more about the role that food and drink has played in Norfolk’s history as we delve into our collections, with a look behind the scenes.

📅 Wed, 15th Sept
⏰ 6-7pm

Book here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-at-norfolk-heritage-centre-edible-norfolk-tickets-152324682225

#EdibleEngland

Booking is now LIVE for our Norfolk Heritage Open Days event!

Discover more about the role that food and drink has played in Norfolk’s history as we delve into our collections, with a look behind the scenes.

📅 Wed, 15th Sept
⏰ 6-7pm

Book here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-at-norfolk-heritage-centre-edible-norfolk-tickets-152324682225

#EdibleEngland

Happy Norfolk Day! We’re celebrating our wonderful partners at @uniofeastanglia today on the feed and in our stories - @...
27/07/2021

Happy Norfolk Day! We’re celebrating our wonderful partners at @uniofeastanglia today on the feed and in our stories - @archiveunlocked and @pastonfootprints.

Since 2015 we’ve worked with Unlocking the Archive to share the rare books in our collection with the people of Norfolk in new and exciting ways.

And this year we’ve been lucky enough to work with @pastonfootprints and @rosiesplaques to learn more about the rebel women of Norfolk’s Paston family.

Follow their pages to learn more! 🌟

Posted @withregram • @uealdc Happy #NorfolkDay, everyone! 🥳 We’re celebrating our fabulous county today by sharing the opening to the description of Norfolk in William Camden’s Britannia — a hugely important and influential Renaissance work of history and antiquarianism 📖 The book was first published in Latin in 1586 and then translated into English in 1610. This is a copy of a later, revised English edition, published in 1695, which is now held as part of the wonderful historic book collection of @norfolkhc in the centre of Norwich📚 Swipe through to open the foldout and explore the incredible map of Norfolk hidden within the pages… 🗺

📷 @andisapey

We’re thrilled to have the @NorwichPride flag on display at Norwich Millennium Library for Pride this year. It’s a piece...
21/07/2021

We’re thrilled to have the @NorwichPride flag on display at Norwich Millennium Library for Pride this year. It’s a piece of real local LGBTQ+ history - can you spot anybody you know?

We have a host of online and in-person events happening for adults, young people and families, book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/norfolk-heritage-centre-7488465877 🏳️‍🌈

We are delighted to announce that we are reopening for bookable appointments on Monday 17th May. We will open from 11am-...
15/05/2021

We are delighted to announce that we are reopening for bookable appointments on Monday 17th May.

We will open from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, Monday to Saturday. You must pre-book at least 48 hours in advance.

To book, call 01603 774777. Please read the booking information carefully before calling, to avoid disappointment: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/researching-family-and-local-history/norfolk-heritage-centre

We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

We are delighted to announce that we are reopening for bookable appointments on Monday 17th May.

We will open from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, Monday to Saturday. You must pre-book at least 48 hours in advance.

To book, call 01603 774777. Please read the booking information carefully before calling, to avoid disappointment: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/researching-family-and-local-history/norfolk-heritage-centre

We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

Join us tomorrow at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks...
11/05/2021

Join us tomorrow at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected]rfolk.gov.uk or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Join us tomorrow at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Have you uncovered any particularly striking memories through conversations with friends/family over the past year? If s...
11/05/2021

Have you uncovered any particularly striking memories through conversations with friends/family over the past year? If so, History Begins at Home want to hear about it.

historybeginsathome.org

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #LocalAndCommunityHistoryMonth

Join us on Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free...
10/05/2021

Join us on Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Join us on Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Join us next Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four fr...
09/05/2021

Join us next Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Join us next Wednesday 12th May at 1pm for 'Annie Reeves (1866-1934): Socialist, Activist & Rebel', the first of four free online talks on pioneering Norwich women by Gill Blanchard.

To book, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Excellent post from Swaffham Library about using Norfolk Library and Information Service's online heritage resources - w...
19/04/2021

Excellent post from Swaffham Library about using Norfolk Library and Information Service's online heritage resources - we'd love to hear what you discover using our newspaper archives!

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 7th April (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Three: 1939-1997', and disco...
02/04/2021

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 7th April (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Three: 1939-1997', and discover what selected images from our photographic collections reveal about women's lives during the Second World War and beyond.
To book a place on this free online event, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3aYonZA
#UnfinishedBusiness

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 7th April (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Three: 1939-1997', and discover what selected images from our photographic collections reveal about women's lives during the Second World War and beyond.
To book a place on this free online event, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3aYonZA
#UnfinishedBusiness

The second of our Q***r Norwich walking tour podcasts is available to listen to - librarian Jo and local historian James...
22/03/2021
Norfolk Heritage Centre

The second of our Q***r Norwich walking tour podcasts is available to listen to - librarian Jo and local historian James explore the LGBTQ+ stories to the north of the City centre this time.

Visit our blog for a map and photos - we hope you enjoy following along!

Listen here https://norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/

Discover the stories of Norfolk and its people with over half a million books, maps, newspapers and photographs. Norfolk Heritage Centre is located on the second floor of Norwich Millennium Library…

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 24th March (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Two: 1914-1939', and discov...
19/03/2021

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 24th March (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Two: 1914-1939', and discover what selected images from our photographic collections reveal about women's lives between the wars.

To book a place on this free online event, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

Coming up next week! Join us Wednesday 24th March (6-7.30pm) for 'A Developing Picture? Part Two: 1914-1939', and discover what selected images from our photographic collections reveal about women's lives between the wars.

To book a place on this free online event, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3aYonZA

#UnfinishedBusiness

If you're stuck for inspiration for your daily walk, pop on your headphones and listen to our latest podcast episode!Thi...
15/03/2021
Norfolk Heritage Centre

If you're stuck for inspiration for your daily walk, pop on your headphones and listen to our latest podcast episode!

This episode is hosted by Jo Foster-Murdoch, a Community Librarian for Norfolk Libraries, and James Watts, a local historian with a specialist knowledge of LGBTQ+ histories.

Jo and James lead us on a walking tour of Norwich City centre highlighting sites of interest, including pubs, hotels, shops and historic buildings, which tell stories of Norwich’s q***r history.

Listen here https://norfolkheritagecentre.wordpress.com/

Discover the stories of Norfolk and its people with over half a million books, maps, newspapers and photographs. Norfolk Heritage Centre is located on the second floor of Norwich Millennium Library…

We've been delighted to support the History Begins at Home campaign to improve wellbeing and counter loneliness over the...
12/03/2021

We've been delighted to support the History Begins at Home campaign to improve wellbeing and counter loneliness over the past months. If you're planning on giving a loved one a call this weekend, why not check out their conversation starters at historybeginsathome.org.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay!Across Norfolk Library and Information Service we have lots of events this month to celebr...
08/03/2021

Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

Across Norfolk Library and Information Service we have lots of events this month to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women in Norfolk.

Today at 12pm you can enjoy an #IWD-themed story time over on the Norfolk Libraries for Families page. And make sure to book on Wednesday's event A Developing Picture? Part One: c. 1855-1914 to explore the roles and experiences of women prior to 1914 as portrayed in the Picture Norfolk photographic collections.

Throughout the month you can also explore our online exhibition "Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights in Norfolk," inspired by the The British Library - https://unfinishedbusinessnorfolk.wordpress.com/

#UnfinishedBusiness

Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

Across Norfolk Library and Information Service we have lots of events this month to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women in Norfolk.

Today at 12pm you can enjoy an #IWD-themed story time over on the Norfolk Libraries for Families page. And make sure to book on Wednesday's event A Developing Picture? Part One: c. 1855-1914 to explore the roles and experiences of women prior to 1914 as portrayed in the Picture Norfolk photographic collections.

Throughout the month you can also explore our online exhibition "Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights in Norfolk," inspired by the The British Library - https://unfinishedbusinessnorfolk.wordpress.com/

#UnfinishedBusiness

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Thought that some of the Heritage Centre community would enjoy this event which celebrates local podcasters, Hallowed Histories, local filmmakers, Clive Dunn and local authors, Edward Parnell. Tickets still available!
This might be of some interest to members of the Heritage Centre community. This event, hosted by our own local Hallowed Histories, celebrates local filmmaker, Clive Dunn and Norwich author, Edward Parnell... There is still time to register to see this unique limited time event...
JUST FABULOUS and fantastic work from everyone 💕 🏳️‍🌈 https://www.facebook.com/534252753745171/posts/798509753986135/
Hoping there shall be no objection to sharing this here, and putting the word out: #NIAS shall be hosting the East of England Regional Industrial Archaeological Conference, this year in Thetford. There shall be a visit to the Charles Burrell Museum (of Traction Engine fame) with talks in the morning on Thetford pulpware products from paper and jute, and on the firm of Burrell's itself. In the afternoon, there shall be a guided walk around the town centre of Thetford, ending with the Museum visit. Booking has passed but the event is still open. Please share. Message from the organisers: if you have not already booked in advance, then you are welcome to come along and pay at the door on the day. Cost £14 per person. If you have an interest in Industrial Archaeology and would like to join NIAS, members will be on hand to advise. Or, visit the NIAS website: www.norfolkia.org.uk
The Richard Caister Project explores the life and work of the late medieval poet and priest Richard Caister, once priest of St Stephen's Church in Norwich. Richard Caister was an advocate of Margery Kempe whose burial place became a shrine for national pilgrimage. Like this page to keep up to date with this project exploring an important part of the heritage of Norfolk.
My name is Ray,I'm from Australia and would like to call in tomorrow morning and see if you can help me locate some missing results from a scrapbook I've put together for the soccer team I played with in the 1960's(Five Star F.C.).Will pop in and check with you then.Best regards Ray.