Strangers’ Hall museum FREE week in August


Strangers’ Hall is a stunning merchant’s house in the centre of Norwich, a beautifully preserved building dating back to 1320. Imagine walking through a doll’s house? This is Strangers’ Hall. Enjoy glimpsing through the decades with wonderfully decorated rooms; see the Great Hall, Georgian Dining Room, Undercroft and Knot Garden. It’s truly wonderful.

NEW for summer 2023: interpretation panels in the period room settings using images of archive photos and documents from the early days of the museum with stories matched to each room. These will tell the story of the founding of Strangers’ by Leonard Bolingbroke and his gift to the city of the museum. In the parlour there’ll be a refurbished display case juxtaposing collections from 1922 with those especially chosen by local young people to reflect home life in 2023. Elsewhere in the museum find a display of stunning recent new acquisitions to the museum’s collection for the first time, including Mr & Mrs Taylor’s Dolls House, a Victorian Bazaar Doll and peg dolls in National costume, made by local English Plus group members.