Strangers' Hall

Strangers' Hall A medieval merchant house dating back to the 14th century in central Norwich, with period room setti Part of Norfolk Museums Service.
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Visit one of Norwich's oldest and most fascinating buildings, dating back to 1320. Stroll through a maze of interlinked rooms enriched with textiles and period objects, bringing the days of the Tudors and Stuarts vividly to life.

This, we can honestly say, is starting to get exciting.
02/05/2024

This, we can honestly say, is starting to get exciting.

An exciting project coming up in 2024...

21/04/2024

Welcome SqueezEast Concertinas performing today until 4. This tunes dates from 1651.

📣 This Sunday 21 April, experience a concertina concert by SqueezEast Concertinas at Strangers Hall!🎵 Come along for a l...
18/04/2024

📣 This Sunday 21 April, experience a concertina concert by SqueezEast Concertinas at Strangers Hall!

🎵 Come along for a listen or a chat

🎵 Have a go on a concertina

🎫 Included with standard admission (admission included with a Norfolk Museums Pass)

SqueezEast will be in the museum during Sunday opening hours: 1:30 - 4pm

Last entry 30 mins before closing

💎Free Entry! Today and Sunday 17th we're saying   and offering free entry, if you can show us a National Lottery ticket ...
13/03/2024

💎Free Entry!

Today and Sunday 17th we're saying and offering free entry, if you can show us a National Lottery ticket or scratch card (date not relevant). Up to 6 people free per ticket.

Come and see how beautiful we're looking in this sunshine! 💐

The National Lottery Heritage Fund Enjoy Norwich Norwich, UK

On our marks, we're set and ready to go! The Deep Clean is complete with many, many thanks to all of the volunteers who ...
09/02/2024

On our marks, we're set and ready to go! The Deep Clean is complete with many, many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped us achieve this Brobdingnagian task. We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors back on Wednesday 14th February when we will resume our regular Wednesday and Sunday afternoon openings.

We're on a roll in this year's Deep Clean Strangers' Hall with amazing help from our volunteer team. From the most fragi...
26/01/2024

We're on a roll in this year's Deep Clean Strangers' Hall with amazing help from our volunteer team. From the most fragile glassware to the humble rush bed mat, everything has a gentle clean using a small soft brush and/or museum vac. Even our front window display featuring Leonard Bolingbroke, our founding father!

It's Strangers' Hall, Jim, but not as we know it. We are fast coming towards the end of our first week of our month long...
11/01/2024

It's Strangers' Hall, Jim, but not as we know it. We are fast coming towards the end of our first week of our month long annual Deep Clean. We have been up scaffolding to the very heights of the Great Hall, in cupboards and under tables.

That's all from us folks! The museum is closed for the mouses' Christmas parties and then for our annual Deep Clean in J...
21/12/2023

That's all from us folks! The museum is closed for the mouses' Christmas parties and then for our annual Deep Clean in January. We will be back in February but in the meantime wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2024. Love the Strangers' Hall Team and mice xx

Calling all Christmouse hunters out there! There is still time to join us today; don your masks and creep carefully thou...
10/12/2023

Calling all Christmouse hunters out there! There is still time to join us today; don your masks and creep carefully though the museum to find our mouses getting ready for their Christmas festivities

06/12/2023

Squeak Squeak! My goodness, there are little mice simply everywhere!!! Come and see where they are hiding and what fun they are having getting ready for Christmas! Children will adore exploring the museum wearing their own mice mask to spot our adorable new residents, and will be their very own mouse house to decorate at home.
Sundays 10th and 17th December, book your slot from 1pm - 3.30pm

https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/strangers-hall/2023-12-10-mouses-christmas-house

Squeak Squeak!  My goodness, there are little mice simply everywhere!!!  Come and see where they are hiding and what fun...
06/12/2023

Squeak Squeak! My goodness, there are little mice simply everywhere!!! Come and see where they are hiding and what fun they are having getting ready for Christmas! Children will adore exploring the museum wearing their own mice mask to spot our adorable new residents, and will be their very own mouse house to decorate at home.
Sundays 10th and 17th December, book your slot from 1pm - 3.30pm
https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/.../2023-12-10...

Here it is!  In first place for our top 10 most voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall is the Bed Airer!Don’t you just hat...
05/12/2023

Here it is! In first place for our top 10 most voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall is the Bed Airer!

Don’t you just hate it when you crawl into bed after a long, tiring day only to find that your sheets are cold and damp? With the wagon bed-airer you will never need to reach for a brick wrapped in a cloth again. Just pop the wagon onto your bed, fill the central ceramic pot with hot coals and pull the sheets over. Perfectly toasty! (Do not leave unattended. Don’t forget to remove before getting into bed. The manufacturers will not be held responsible for injury or fire).

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite objects back in the Summer and those who have kept a keen eye on these top 10 posts. We hope you've enjoyed seeing just a sample of the extraordinary objects from Strangers' Hall.

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

We've reached the final two objects for our Strangers' Things countdown and in 2nd place .... The Aumbrey / Dole Cupboar...
04/12/2023

We've reached the final two objects for our Strangers' Things countdown and in 2nd place .... The Aumbrey / Dole Cupboard!

By giving just a bit of food a day, you can make a poorer person’s life better. When you buy a dole cupboard for the front gate of your mansion house you will be helping a whole community have access to regular, healthy food. Go on, be noble.

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

ID: A series of photographs displaying an old oak cupboard dating back to the 15th century. The cupboard features two swinging doors positioned vertically - with one on top of the other towards the base - with gothic tracery and iron hinges ending in rosette cresting. The top door has previously been scorched from a fire.

A very exciting Christmas delivery has been signed for! Come and see the results of our festive decorating from Wednesda...
04/12/2023

A very exciting Christmas delivery has been signed for! Come and see the results of our festive decorating from Wednesday this week! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

03/12/2023

It's CHRIIIIISTMAS! (Nearly) So have you booked for Strangers' Hall yet?
Mouses' Christmas House
On the table, on the stair, the mice are everywhere! Spot the adorable Strangers’ Hall mice busy getting ready for Christmas, in special mini displays created throughout our period rooms. Make a mouse mask to wear, create your own mini mouse in bed and receive your own mouse house kit to make at home.

Sunday 10 December and Sunday 17 December 1pm – 4.30pm.
Booking strongly advised: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/strangers-hall/2023-12-10-mouses-christmas-house/book

Strangers' Hall After Dark
On Wednesdays 13 and 20 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 and a mince-pie.

Suitable for age 12+
Advanced booking only:
https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/strangers-hall/2023-12-13-strangers-hall-after-dark-1?t=1700921749672

We're into the final 3 for our Strangers' Things countdown. In third place is the Noah's Ark display! Feel that your chi...
30/11/2023

We're into the final 3 for our Strangers' Things countdown. In third place is the Noah's Ark display!

Feel that your children are idling their time away playing games that have no purpose? Then buy them this Noah’s Ark. Full of detail, your child can discover the names of different animals and learn the story of the Great Flood too. Can also be played on Sundays! Available from all good toy makers.

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

In 4th place for  , we have the the Norwich Baby House!By creating my own dolls house, I can have my house exactly as I ...
27/11/2023

In 4th place for , we have the the Norwich Baby House!

By creating my own dolls house, I can have my house exactly as I should like it with the finest, fashionable furniture and no husband cluttering up the place. Get yours today and live the dream! (Norwich Baby House comes with fireplace and butler included. Fragile. Not suitable for children; contains small parts).

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

It's CHRIIIIISTMAS! (Nearly). We have lots of things to do and see in the museum:Mouses' Christmas HouseOn the table, on...
25/11/2023

It's CHRIIIIISTMAS! (Nearly). We have lots of things to do and see in the museum:
Mouses' Christmas House
On the table, on the stair, the mice are everywhere! Spot the adorable Strangers’ Hall mice busy getting ready for Christmas, in special mini displays created throughout our period rooms. Make a mouse mask to wear, create your own mini mouse in bed and receive your own mouse house kit to make at home.

Sunday 10 December and Sunday 17 December 1pm – 4.30pm.
Booking strongly advised: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/strangers-hall/2023-12-10-mouses-christmas-house/book

Strangers' Hall After Dark
On Wednesdays 13 and 20 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 and a mince-pie.

Suitable for age 12+
Advanced booking only:
https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/strangers-hall/2023-12-13-strangers-hall-after-dark-1?t=1700921749672

Halfway through our Strangers' Things top 10 countdown! In 5th place, we have this lovely sixteenth-century armoire.  Fe...
24/11/2023

Halfway through our Strangers' Things top 10 countdown! In 5th place, we have this lovely sixteenth-century armoire.

Fed up with piles of linen all over your floors? Then you need the latest in sixteenth-century Dutch designed storage solutions. We will even come to your house and fit it for you; right where you need it! (Once fitted, the armoire cannot be moved. The Strangers will not be held liable for any subsequent change of mind or any costs for dismantling your house to remove the armoire once installed.)

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

In 6th place, we have these lovely cushions. The ultimate in luxurious comfort. With this state-of-the-art Norwich made ...
17/11/2023

In 6th place, we have these lovely cushions. The ultimate in luxurious comfort. With this state-of-the-art Norwich made turkey-work cushion, you will never get numb during a long cathedral service again. (Only available to Aldermen of Norwich in the seventeenth century. Please apply to Mayor Thomas Baret 1651).

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

In 7th place for Strangers' Things is this lovely glass crystal chandelier. Banish gloom forever with this inspiring eig...
14/11/2023

In 7th place for Strangers' Things is this lovely glass crystal chandelier. Banish gloom forever with this inspiring eighteenth-century lighting trend. Add shimmer and shine to any dinner party. Amaze all your friends. You’ll never want to eat in the daytime again! (Beeswax candles sold separately)

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

Next up in 8th place, is this fancy baby basket! Be the envy of all your friends with this designer beaded basket for yo...
07/11/2023

Next up in 8th place, is this fancy baby basket! Be the envy of all your friends with this designer beaded basket for your new baby’s linens. Featuring the Merry Monarch, animals, plants, flowers and the date of the baby’s birth (1661); this basket will prove that you love your baby more than your friends love theirs.

The Strangers' Things countdown continues, and in 9th place, we have our beautiful longcase clock. Never be late for an ...
30/10/2023

The Strangers' Things countdown continues, and in 9th place, we have our beautiful longcase clock. Never be late for an appointment again with this stunning eighteenth century time piece! The James Cuff longcase clock comes with elaborately inlaid wood making it a must-have feature of any room.

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October and November, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

Half-term creative fun Strangers' Hall today! as   approaches, find out how to protect your home in our special trail an...
25/10/2023

Half-term creative fun Strangers' Hall today! as approaches, find out how to protect your home in our special trail and create your spooky pop up card.Open today until 4pm.

In 10th place for our Strangers' Things public vote, we have the Smoke-jack. Tired of turning the spit all day? Say good...
18/10/2023

In 10th place for our Strangers' Things public vote, we have the Smoke-jack. Tired of turning the spit all day? Say goodbye to hours of tedious toil with the all-new smoke powered jack! Just fix to your chimney, light your fire and let the power of the draft turn your spit. It’s the best thing before sliced bread (1928)!

Strangers' Things - Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and throughout October, we will be posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and starting this Wednesday, Oc...
16/10/2023

Earlier this year, we asked the public to vote for their favourite objects in the museum and starting this Wednesday, October 18th, we will begin posting the top 10 voted-for objects in Strangers' Hall.

What objects do you think will be on the list? What do you think will be number 1? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for our Strangers' Things coundown!

No wonder it's seen as a Jewel in Norwich's Crown! A few highlights from our free openings for   over the last week. Sup...
17/09/2023

No wonder it's seen as a Jewel in Norwich's Crown! A few highlights from our free openings for over the last week. Super visitors, lots of fascinating chats with our visitors. Thanks to the super organised HODS team and all the staff and volunteers who have made this such a successful event! Open until 4.30pm with last admission at 4.15.

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Charing Cross
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Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

01603 667229

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