What's New in Norwich

5 November 2021

What’s New in Norwich

Looking for something new and exciting to do? Well then you’ll want to check out our list of four fantastic new things to experience in Norwich. From luxury hotel rooms to incredible exhibitions – we’ve got you covered.

The Assembly House – Four new luxury bedrooms

The Assembly House is a beautiful Grade I Georgian building in the heart of the city centre; just steps from shopping, attractions and culture venues. This October, The Assembly House unveiled four brand new bedrooms which mark a significant development in the House’s history. A collaboration between Richard Hughes, Iain Wilson and The Assembly House Trust, these four beautiful bedrooms have been created under the talented eye of interior designer to the stars, Annabel Grey.

The new bedrooms will ensure this stunning wing is restored for generations to come, having been taken  from dilapidation to glamour in a scheme which has been years in the making. There’s one accessible bedroom on the ground floor with a private outdoor terrace, and many of the rooms come with a garden or balcony. So, what are you waiting for? Get booking to be one of the first people to stay in these stunning new rooms.

Brand new bedroom at The Assembly House

Want a little luxury? Look no further than The Assembly House’s brand new bedrooms.

The Richard Hughes Cookery School

Winner at the first-ever national British Cookery School Awards, the Richard Hughes Cookery School has just announced its programme for the rest of 2021. Courses are packed with all-new content and recipes, plus a chance to cook with their new experts joining them at the school. In a stunning kitchen – overlooking the famous fountain at The Assembly House and in a room filled with vintage kitchen-alia and French copper pans. Course dates from 30 October – 4 December.

Learn cooking from the expert, Richard Hughes.

Learn cooking from the expert, Richard Hughes.

Si5 Spy Missions

Si5 Spy Missions is an exciting spy themed action-adventure centre for families, friends, colleagues, and children aged six and above. The new Castle Quarter attraction is the first Si5 Spy Missions centre in Norfolk. This is an escape room with a difference!

Once inside visitors will discover a replica of the Naval battlecruiser Steadfast. Faced with enemy forces, teams work together to complete tasks and achieve their set mission in under one hour. The aim – to infiltrate the Naval ship and stop a deadly missile being launched, all without getting caught. Along the route, new challenges are presented, as everyone works together to get safely back to base with seconds to spare.

Test your mettle, and see if you’d make it as a Royal Marine, in these games which test your skills under pressure!Each group of up to 12 people sets off ten minutes apart, making the scenario feel very real. An Si5 guide is on hand to provide assistance along the way. £14 per player, families £60 (up to 6 people).

Si5 Spy Missions at Castle Quarter

Do you have what it takes to save the day at Si5 Spy Missions?

Norwich Castle Museum

Textile Treasures (23 October – 20 February) presents some of the best-loved textiles in Norwich Castle’s nationally important Costume and Textile collection. The exhibition explores local connections and personal histories through textiles created to provide comfort, care and as a form of self-expression.

The exhibition includes extraordinary examples of patchwork, applique, and embroidery – techniques traditionally used to make bedcovers. The thirty or so pieces on show combine incredible artistry with emotional resonance which offer an insight into the lives of ordinary people.

The textiles are presented on open display, not behind glass, offering visitors a uniquely intimate view of pieces which are not usually on show to the public. With themes of collaborative creativity, gift-giving, recycling, friendship, family and love, the exhibition is even more relevant after the experiences of the past year. FREE with general admission tickets from £6.70.

The Bellamy Quilt at the new Textile Exhibition at Norwich Castle