Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell The museum is fully accessible and family friendly. Booking online preferred but not always essential.
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The Museum of Norwich is the place to find out about the history of the city and its people, located in the heart of the charming Norwich Lanes quarter. This fine ancient building is home to ten galleries, jam-packed with intriguing objects such as a giant Jacquard loom, 1960s Speedway bike and hundreds of exquisite shoes. Settle down in the 1950s living room, catch a short film in the recreated c

inema or step back in time in the nostalgic chemist shop. Grab a take out from the coffee shop opposite and enjoy it in our pretty courtyard, a quiet space away from the bustle of the city centre. http://ow.ly/nzif50GGg9Y

Covid precautions are in place including enhanced ventilation, extra cleaning, hand sanitiser stations and lots of space to socially distance.

07/12/2023
Have you seen this at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery?
06/12/2023

Have you seen this at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery?

Mark Wilsher Five Paintings - a shift in perspective

06/12/2023

🎄 Our annual Christmas appeal for 16 to 18-year-olds in care has returned this year.

More than 200 young people in Norfolk live in supported accommodation and can often spend Christmas alone, without their families. These young people usually have very few gifts at Christmas time. Our Christmas appeal gives you the chance to show how much you care, by donating vouchers as Christmas gifts or purchasing from our three partner businesses Norfolk Jar Kitchen & The Norfolk Sweet Kitchen, Grumpy Panda, and Retro Replay - Arcade, Gaming Lounge & Bar.

More information on the campaign and how to make a voucher donation can be found at https://orlo.uk/christmas_appeal_laBZV

06/12/2023
06/12/2023

On Wednesday 13th and 20th December we’ll be open late and for the first time, you can explore the museum by ‘candlelight’ to see the house beautifully decorated for the festive season, led by a member of our team. Your visit will last around an hour and will be rounded off with winter punch a...

Some of our beautiful collections are featured in this CRACKING months edition of Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine.
06/12/2023

Some of our beautiful collections are featured in this CRACKING months edition of Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine.

Suffolk Norfolk Life - December 2023

Wowzers. We love this story!
05/12/2023

Wowzers. We love this story!

04/12/2023

Wall Existing , an exhibition by artists Glen Jamieson and Rob Filby inspired by the archive of Norwich-based photographer George Plunkett (1913-2006) who began his own documentary survey of the wall in the 1930s.

04/12/2023

There's still time to book a ticket to attend our next free talk! Join us next Tuesday (5 December) at 1pm for 'In Any Box On Any Shelf: Searching for Disability in the Picture Norfolk Archive' with Cath Cartman. To attend in person, or to view the livestream, book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/norfolk-heritage-centre-7488465877

03/12/2023
Great news!
03/12/2023

Great news!

A revamp of one of Great Yarmouth's landmark buildings, Winter Gardens, has moved a step closer after councillors approved a planning application…

03/12/2023

🎄 Make someone smile this Christmas...

Our annual Christmas appeal for 16 to 18-year-olds in care has returned this year.

More than 200 young people in Norfolk live in supported accommodation and can often spend Christmas alone, without their families. These young people usually have very few gifts at Christmas time. Our Christmas appeal gives you the chance to show how much you care, by donating vouchers as Christmas gifts or purchasing from our three partner businesses Norfolk Jar Kitchen & The Norfolk Sweet Kitchen, Grumpy Panda, and Retro Replay - Arcade, Gaming Lounge & Bar.

More information on the campaign and how to make a voucher donation can be found at
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/campaigns/Christmas-appeal?

This is fantastic to see! Congratulations to our local natural wonderland that is Whitlingham Country Park
03/12/2023

This is fantastic to see! Congratulations to our local natural wonderland that is Whitlingham Country Park

A new registration to start the week: Whitlingham Country Park in Norwich is now live on our map: https://www.changing-places.org/find?toilet=2468

This Changing Places toilet has been installed thanks to funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities programme.

Great work, Whitlingham Country Park!

02/12/2023

📚🎄 Tomorrow is your last chance to donate to our Giving Tree appeal this year.

We're thrilled to bring you the Giving Tree again on the run up to Christmas, which gives the gift of books to children in care in Norfolk.

Find the tree in the children’s book department in Waterstones Norwich. Simply pop in, choose a gift tag from the tree, buy the requested book, then your gift will be wrapped and delivered by Christmas Eve.

Find out more here https://orlo.uk/NDtpZ

02/12/2023
Shout out of support for our friends at New Routes Integration 🥾 🥾🥾
02/12/2023

Shout out of support for our friends at New Routes Integration 🥾 🥾🥾

Following last year's successful Coats on the Railings, this year we are asking for:
*FOOTWEAR*
(deposited safely inside Norwich Arts Centre!)

Amazingly we've had a donation of 600 coats!... BUT we desperately need good quality, warm winter footwear, especially smaller men's sizes, and children's shoes.

Can YOU help?
Do you have boots you never wear, shoes that have been outgrown!?
Bring them along, to Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict's,
SATURDAY 9th December, between 10am - 3pm

https://norwichartscentre.co.uk/nac-stories/warm-winter-footwear-urgently-needed/

01/12/2023

Don't forget, the next Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery pop up is taking place at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library on Wednesday 6 December!

Join Emma and Snap the Dragon for a gentle, free, drop-in session aimed at children and their families. They will be bringing all sorts of incredible treasures from Norwich Castle for you and your child to play with and to explore.

Wednesday 6 December
10am-12pm
Early Years Children's Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Image description: a young baby with a grown up, playing with some light-up cubes.

01/12/2023

Our annual Christmas concert for MAP Youth Charity is on Saturday 16th December at The Church of St Peter Mancroft 🎄🎶🌟
Tickets are available now! www.vivavocesingers.org.uk

01/12/2023

🎄 Our advent has begun! 🎄
Our beautiful crocheted pantomime dolls will be heading out on magical theatre adventures... we are starting day 1 with the whole cast saying HI!
Don't forget to enter our raffle to stand a chance to own these dolls, created by the talented Crazy Hippo Crochet, for yourself!
📍 Norwich Theatre Royal
📅 9 Dec 23 - 7 Jan 24
🎟️ https://pulse.ly/kzx57xsvxf
Enter the raffle here: https://pulse.ly/g2pxj39sfa

01/12/2023

Every Tuesday evening in December - from 6.30-7.30pm - we’ll be sharing a festive story for adults on Zoom.

'Reading Friends' is a national project which brings adults together to read and chat.

If you’d like to join in, simply email [email protected] and we’ll send an invite.

Image description: A shiny red metallic bauble hangs from a green Christmas tree.

The Reading Agency

01/12/2023

Come and sing with a warm and welcoming group of women this Saturday (2 December) as Voice Project Co-Director Sian Croose holds the last Women's Voices workshop of the year.
Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced singers, this harmony filled workshop will be accessible, uplifting and fun. We'll exploring a range of music written for women's voices, look at ways to increase our singing confidence and how to get the most from your voice.
It's in the lovely Chapel on Park Lane, Norwich, NR2 from 11:30 to 15:30.
Book now on the Voice Project website
www.voiceproject.co.uk

UPDATE - Due to a faulty boiler & the snowy weather, we are cancelling these tours tomorrow. We are currently contacting...
01/12/2023

UPDATE - Due to a faulty boiler & the snowy weather, we are cancelling these tours tomorrow.

We are currently contacting those who have booked tickets online.

The next tours will be on Sat 6th January.

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Join us tomorrow for the first of our new Norwich industries tours!

Norwich has a rich industrial heritage. This guided tour will proudly explore the industrial collections at the Museum of Norwich.

This tour complements Norwich Works: The Industrial Photography of Walter & Rita Nurnberg, the current exhibition at

The tour will highlight treasured objects in the collections that link to three of the industries photographed by the Nurnbergs; shoemaking, chocolate manufacture, and constructional engineering.

Tours run on the first Saturday of the month December 2023 - April 2024 at 11.00, 12.00 and 13.30 & run for 45 mins.

No booking required.

Recommended age 8+

https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/events/events-search/eventdetails?id=3cb2e412-b17f-ee11-9597-f404a74d0f39

ID: black and white image of a woman stitching shoe linings in a Norwich factory in 1948.

Copyright: Norfolk Museums Service

We are looking forward to this fascinating talk next week. There’s always so much more to discover and learn through exp...
30/11/2023

We are looking forward to this fascinating talk next week.

There’s always so much more to discover and learn through exploring our heritage collections.

We hope it will guide us - and inspire us - to share more information about local people & their experiences in the past.

Picture Norfolk
Norfolk Heritage Centre
Norfolk Record Office

Join Cath Cartman as she shares the stories of people with disabilities encountered during her research using the Picture Norfolk Archive.

30/11/2023

This 1 hour 45 minutes guided walking tour looks at the darker side of Norwich, crime, punishment, filth and misery!

This will be a fascinating talk at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery about the Norwich Works exhibition and our wonder...
30/11/2023

This will be a fascinating talk at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery about the Norwich Works exhibition and our wonderful photographs of local shoe makers.

Join curator Dr Nick Warr (UEA) for a talk that explores the photography of Walter and Rita Nurnberg on Tuesday 12 December at 2.30pm. With a dramatic visual style influenced by European modernism, the Nurnbergs' photographs of Norwich factory workers offer a unique perspective on the city's manufacturing heritage, which you can explore at our current exhibition Norwich Works. This talk will explore how the Nurnbergs developed their technique and the fascinating story behind their marvellous images of a city at work.

Book tickets here : https://bit.ly/47oVz8n

Image: Walter & Rita Nurnberg, Stitching shoe linings, 1948 (Norfolk Museums Service)

Doesn’t this look epic? Congrats to the Norwich Science Festival crew for pulling together such an impressive line up!
30/11/2023

Doesn’t this look epic?

Congrats to the Norwich Science Festival crew for pulling together such an impressive line up!

We love to see the Norwich Lanes looking so twinkly at this time of year!
30/11/2023

We love to see the Norwich Lanes looking so twinkly at this time of year!

Over 500 independent businesses - under one big Norfolk sky! Come eat, drink, shop and play in the historic Norwich Lanes this Christmas …
~ www.norwichlanes.co.uk ~

29/11/2023

We're hosting another Quiet Hour between 12 and 1pm on Sunday 3 December for visitors who would prefer a quieter, more relaxed space. We'll be dimming the lights and reducing audio and video where we can, and there will also be a comfy area in case you need a few minutes out.

Quiet Hour may particularly suit visitors who are Neurodiverse and prefer a calmer sensory environment.

More information & to book: https://bit.ly/47wl5Jh
Short video on how to get here: https://youtu.be/Jfs6EqJypJM

28/11/2023

Are you between the ages of 18-25? Would you like to meet like-minded young people to chat, play games and be creative?

Come along to our weekly drop-in Youth Groups at our REST Aylsham, REST Thetford and REST Norwich Hubs.

For location details, visit restnorwich.co.uk/finding-us

Address

Bridewell Alley
Norwich
NR21AQ

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm

Telephone

01603 629127

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