Museums & History

Norfolk Mums | Museums & History

Here we hope to offer you the best places to go in Norfolk for Museums & History. This guide will ongoing so please feel free to contact us with your recommendations.


The tour includes a visit to the Look East TV studio and production gallery. BBC Radio Norfolk will be broadcasting live as you wander through the studios and the tour concludes with the chance of your very own hands-on interactive studio experience.

Admission Prices:

Adult £8.00
Concession £7.25
Student £6.50
Child (between 7 and 15 years) £6.15
Sorry, this tour is not appropriate for children under 7
School child £5.25
Teacher £6.25

Opening Times:

Tours take place on a Sunday and are open to bookings from individuals and groups. Over 7s only.

Address:

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1BH

Telephone: 0370 901 1227 | Visit website


Standing in the heart of Norfolk’s undulating fields, Bircham Windmill now looks as it did over 100 years ago. At that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse & cattle feed and bread-making in Norfolk.

Visitors can climb the five floors up to the fan stage and, when possible, on windy days, visitors can also see the sails and the milling machinery turning.

Admission Prices

Adults £4.95
Kids £3.25
Children’s Bread Baking £2.40

Opening Times:

The Bircham Windmill, tearoom, bakery and cycle hire will be open every day from April 6th to end of September 2014 from 10am to 5pm.

Address:

Great Bircham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ

Telephone: 01485 578393 | Visit Website


You can explore above and below stairs in this imposing turreted red-brick mansion.

Discover the delights of the house in your own time, or join one of their tours.

Admission Prices:

Adult: £11.35
Child: £5.65
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children): £21.80
Family: £30.45

Opening Times:

Gardens usually open 10.15 to 5pm, with house open 12noon to 5pm. Do check ahead as slight seasonal variations are frequent.

Address:

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

Telephone: 01263 738030 | Visit Website


This important Norfolk visitor attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090.

Admission Prices:

Adult £5.80
Child (5 to 15 years) £3.50
Concession are you eligible? £5.20
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £15.10

Opening Times:

Generally 10:00 to 16:00 weekends only March through April, then extended to daily during summer, but do please call ahead.

Address:

Castle Acre, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD

Telephone: 0870 333 1181 | Visit Website

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the Historic workhouse, Museum of life on the land, Traditional farm with rare breed animals and beautiful, unspoilt grounds

Admission Prices:

Adult: £9.90

Concession £8.60

Concession for visitors with disability, unwaged, over 65s or those in full time education.

Young People (4-18): £6.50

Family ticket (1 adult + all children) £20.00

Family ticket (2 adults + all children) £29.00

Free admission for Norfolk Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and children under 4. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free.

Opening Times:

Sunday 9 March – Saturday 25 October 2014
10am to 5pm

Sunday 26 October – Sunday 2 November 2014
10am to 4pm

Monday 16 February – Friday 20 February 2015
10am to 4pm

The museum is closed at all other times except for school visits and special events.

Address:

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, NR20 4DR.

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The How Hill Staithe and Toadhole Cottage visitor centre is the local resource centre for picking up trail and map information, but also importantly to get your tickets for the Electric Eel boat trips! An unusual and educational wildlife jaunt will give you the chance to see some of these creatures in their natural habitat and understand them better through informed guided commentary.

Seasonal activities available here include the How Hill Nature Tots programme for 2 to 4 year olds with guided outdoor sessions with activities including mini beast hunting, den building and simple orienteering.

Admission Prices:

From July until the end of September, admission is free to Secret Garden. Some nominal seasonal charges may be made but generally access is open.

Opening Times:

Open every weekend from the end of May through to October, 11am to 4pm.

Address:

Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PG

Telephone: 01692 678555 | Visit Website


Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people’s working lives shaped the landscape.
Family friendly with activities for children. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Free entry to cafe and shop.

Admission Prices:

Adults: £5.00
Concession: (over 60, disabled, students) £4.50
Children: £2.50 (5-16 yrs). Under 5 free.
Family: £13.00 (up to 2 adults plus 3 children)
Free admission to: Friends of the Museum, Volunteers at the Museum, a Carer of a Disabled visitor,
and members of the Museums Association (please show card).

Opening Times:

Please check website for opening times.

Address:

Stalham Staithe, NR12 9DA

Telephone: 01692 581681 | Visit Website


Norwich Castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. In the magnificent Norman keep, models, computers, sound and video bring history vividly to life.

Admission Prices:

Adult: £7
Concession or Adult (in family group): £6
Young Adult (17 to 25): £5.40
Child (age 4 to 16): £4.90
Special Exhibitions Ticket
Adult: £3.60
Concession or Adult (in family group): £3.10
Young Adult (17 to 25): £2.80
Child (age 4 to 16): £2.60

Opening Times:

Peak Season (1 July to 29 September)
Monday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
Low Season
Monday through Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday: 1pm 4.30pm
Closed 24 to 26 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.

Address:

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JQ

Telephone: 01603 493625 | Visit Website


Take a free guided tour with the family and learn about how the Cathedral survived riot, war, plague and fire, a dramatic and engaging history which children as well as adults find enthralling.

Admission Prices:

Free of charge, donations welcomed.

Opening Times:

Open daily 7.30am to 6pm. Tours are available Monday to Saturday every hour between 11am and 3pm and last approximately one hour.

Address:

12 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DH

Telephone: 01603 218300 | Visit Website


Set in 60 acres of stunning gardens, with a fascinating museum of Royal vehicles and mementoes, the principal ground floor apartments with their charming collections of porcelain, jade, furniture and family portraits are open to the public.

Admission Prices:

Adult £13.00
Child £6.50
Senior Citizen/Student £11.00
Family: £32.50 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Children under 5 admitted free

Opening Times:

Open daily from:
Saturday 19th April to Friday 25th July, re-opening Saturday 2nd August to Sunday 2nd November Open: 10.30am Close: 5pm (4pm in October)

Address:

Museum and Gardens, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

Telephone: 01485 545408 | Visit Website


It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind along the lake shore while the kids let off steam on their famous adventure playground which has an Assault Course, a huge Viking Fort with battlements and snake slides plus aerial runway, swings and giant sandpit.

Explore the lake from a rowing boat or sit back and enjoy a guided tour in their electrically powered launch. Fritton Lake at Somerleyton has something for everyone especially if you love the outdoors, wildlife and natural history, and there’s plenty more to keep the whole family occupied.

The Visitor Centre offers table tennis, pool tables, air hockey and table football, as well as a nature area, touch tables, and an under 5s kiddies corner. There are giant games such as Jenga and Chess, as well as opportunities for children to do colouring.

Elsewhere there is a putting green and nature trails, a maze and seasonal opportunities for pony trekking.

Admission Prices:

Adult £5.95 £9.95
Over 60s £4.95 £8.95
Child £3.95 £4.95

Opening Times:

Open from 1st April until 30th September
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 10am to 5pm between 16th July to 10th September.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Address:

Church Lane, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9HA

Telephone: 01502 734901 | Visit Website


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.

Admission Prices:

Adult: £4.50
Concession*: £3.50
Child (4-18): £2.50
Family – 2 adults + all children: £10.50
Family – 1 adult + all children: £7
Museums Pass holders, Friends of Norwich Museums and under 4s free.
* Concession for visitors with disability, unwaged, over 65s, in full time education.
Companion with disabled visitor Free.
Pop in for £1 – One hour tickets available last hour of the day.

Opening Times:

2014/15

Low Season 19 February – 24 May 2014
and 1 October – 20 December 2014
Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 4pm

High Season 28 May – 27 September 2014
Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Strangers’ Hall is closed 21 December 2014 – 17 February 2015.

Address:

Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4AL.

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We would encourage you to call the venue/attraction to check opening times and prices before travelling.

 

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