Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Housing a museum and art gallery, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history and is full of treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. In the magnificent Norman keep, models, computers, sound and video bring history vividly to life.
Norwich Castle Study centre Collections
Norwich Castle holds a secret, visitors to Norwich can arrange free access to see over 1 million exhibits held in the Castle’s six stored collections. Visitors have access with a curator to collections from; Archaeology, Costume and Textile, Decorative Art, Fine Art, Natural History and the Royal Norfolk Regimental Collection.
Dragon Hall is located in the heart Norwich as soon as you enter this medieval gem you are transported back in time to a magical and atmospheric other-worldly place. One thousand years of history have left their imprint on this Grade 1 listed merchant’s hall and the voices of the past whisper through every timber beam and ancient stone.
Thursford museum, set in a tranquil, small Norfolk village takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides, all playing jaunty tunes to both entertain and demonstrate the different styles and sounds of each one.
Explore one of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in Norwich. Step back through history as you walk around this magnificent building dating back to 1320.
Once a prison for women and beggars (a 'Bridewell'), this delightful museum is now home to a wonderful collection of historic objects and machinery revealing how Norwich people earned their living. Re-opened in July 2012 the museum has a new lease of life and is a Norwich 'must see'.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational public art museum, at the University of East Anglia (UEA), a short distance from Norwich city centre. At the Sainsbury Centre you can enjoy fabulous art for free. You can find modern art including works by Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas, and world art spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. Special exhibitions change every few months.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
At Gressenhall you can find out about how people used to live in rural Norfolk or simply relax and enjoy the day. Wander through the historic workhouse, traditional farm and look at the many indoor displays or enjoy the thrilling woodland adventure playground.