2nd Air Division Memorial Library

2nd Air Division Memorial Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain
Norwich NR2 1AW


During the Second World War over 6,700 young Americans, members of the 2nd Air Division of the 8th United States Army Air Forces, based in Norfolk and Suffolk England, lost their lives in the line of duty. Collections: The purpose of the library is to house a collection of materials about American freedom, culture, and life, about the Second World War in the air, and about the special relationship between the people of the UK and the people of the United States.

448th Bomb Group Collection / Seething WWII USAAF Control Tower

448th BG Collection, Stanmare, Seething St, Seething; Seething Control Tower, Toad Lane, Seething .
Norwich NR15 1AL


Seething Control Tower is a restored WWII control tower. The 448th Bomb Group flew B24 Liberator Bombers on 262 Mission and 500 men lost from November to June. We have lots of memorabilia, displays and the 448th BG collection consisting of large collection of photographs and albums of 448th veterans stories/war diaries.

Aviva Group Archive

8 Surrey Street
Norwich NR1 3NG


Our archive is acknowledged as the most important insurance industry archive in the UK. Discover some of the facts and stories from our 300-year history.

Carrow House Costume & Textile Study Centre

301 King Street
Norwich NR1 2TN


Carrow House is a specialist study centre offering exceptional facilities for anyone interested in costume and textiles. Carrow is home to one of the UK's largest collections of period dress, textiles, accessories, needle crafts and home furnishings. The collection comprises over 25,000 items.

History of Advertising Trust Archive

12 Raveningham Centre, Raveningham
Norwich NR14 6NU


The History of Advertising Trust (HAT Archive) was established in the UK in 1974 by a small group of individuals who believed that the best of UK advertising should be preserved for posterity. Collections: HAT Archive provides a vast and unique research resource. The collections consist of every kind of advertising and public relations material, including original artwork, posters, point of sale promotions, brochures, proofs, press and magazine cuttings, complete consumer magazines, direct mail, photographs, transparencies, audio and video tapes, TV and cinema commercials and campaign research.

Mo: Sheringham Museum, The

Lifeboat Plain
Sheringham NR26 8BP


The Mo: Sheringham Museum is a stunning museum, located right on the seafront in Sheringham. The museum has a beautiful collection of fishing boats, crab boats and lifeboats. Collections: Displays of local Sheringham history including boat building, lifeboats, fishing, the 'Weybourne Elephant' (1.5 million years old), leisure in Sheringham, the Upcher family, the war years, beach finds, the art of local people, art relating to the town, flint picking. In the museums research room we hold a digital copy of our photographic archive of around 2500 images and a collections database.

Museum of the Broads, The

The Staithe
Stalham NR12 9DA


The Broads, one of England's unique landscapes, was formed by medieval peat diggings which became shallow lakes. Today they are a haven for both wildlife and holidaymakers, but behind the tourist industry lies a myriad of traditional ways of working and living.

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane
Norwich NR1 2DQ


The Norfolk Record Office collects and preserves records of historical significance for the county of Norfolk and makes them accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. It is a joint service of the County and District Councils of Norfolk.

Swaffham Museum

Town Hall, 4 London Street
Swaffham PE37 7DQ


A jewel of a museum set in a handsome townhouse on Swaffham's Georgian Market Place. Explore elegant rooms, rich collections and 21st century displays with lots for all the family to enjoy. Collections: The museum focuses on the social history of the town and surrounding villages. The collections cover the many aspects of life including trade, industries, domestic life, from prehistoric times to the present day.

University of East Anglia Library, Archives & Special Collections

Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ


Collections: Apart from a core collection of University documents for public reference, the archives holds the following collections, among others: The Pritchard Papers and Isokon Trust (architecture, art and design of the 1930s); (Holloway Collection (printed ephemera on culture, 1960-2000); Zuckerman Archive (World War 2 operations and post-war science policy); Kenney Papers (suffragettes).