Marble Hall - situated in Surrey House - is a spectacular piece of Edwardian architecture designed by George Skipper. He was commissioned by The Norwich Union Life Insurance Society's directors tp produce a 'splendid yet functional office space', incorporating Greek influences and the themes of insurance, protection and wellbeing, to reassure policyholders of the company's strength and prosperity.
The building has a commanding Palladian exterior and an interior adroned with 15 varieties of marble, classically inspired frescos and a stunning glass atrium. It also contains unusual items such as an 'air fountain' and a chiming skeleton clock made for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
This is a working building. Members of the public who visit during office hours, Monday to Friday, are usually able to look around the Marble Hall. However, visitors should telephone in advance to book a tour.
8 Surrey St, Norwich, NR1 3NG