100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Common Road, Dickleburgh
Diss IP21 4PH


Housed in the original airfield control tower and other atmospheric buildings 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum is a moving testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk to fight alongside the allies during World War Two.

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.

93rd Bomb Group Museum

Station 104, Topcroft
Norwich NR15 2PP


Located in original Nissen (Quonset) huts which formed part of the communal site for the 329th Bomb Squadron on the airfield, the museums exhibits range from displays of Second World War memorabilia to items of aviation archaeology. These include engines and sections of undercarriage.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

21-23 White Hart Street
Thetford IP24 1AA


Thetford's Ancient House has recently benefited from a ??1.6 million renovation, which has gone towards conserving the Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house and creating up-to-date displays. The atmospheric crooked house tells the remarkable story of Thetford and the Brecks. Discover rich collections alongside audio guides, films and animations. Meet local people from Thetford's past, from the revolutionary philosopher Thomas Paine to the Sikh hero Maharajah Duleep Singh and from rabbit warreners to railway workers.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

St Withburga Lane
East Dereham NR19 1ED


Housed in a beautiful timber-framed, reed-thatched early C16th cottage, with colourful pargetting. It is the oldest domestic building in the market town of Dereham. Collections: Local Collection Rooms, with photographs and memorabilia from bygone Dereham. Local history exhibits include domestic and farm tools, Victorian clothing, toys, local personalities and trades.

Blickling Estate - National Trust

Blickling, Nr. Aylsham
Norwich NR11 6NF


Blickling has been at the heart of this north Norfolk community since the 16th century. One of the most imposing and complete country estates in Norfolk, it offers you a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and worked above and below stairs. The estate is a treasure trove of romantic buildings, beautiful gardens, and landscaped park.

Bressingham Steam Museum

Diss IP22 2AA


Take a step back in time to the power and romance of the age of steam. We have one of Europe's leading collections, including over 40 steam locomotives, traction and stationary engines and vehicles, all restored to their former glory - and each with its own story to tell.

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.

Charles Burrell Museum

Thetford IP24 1BN


The Charles Burrell Museum opened in 1991 and is housed in the former Paint Shop on Minstergate in Thetford, Norfolk. The museum tells the stories of the Charles Burrell Works, the people who laboured there, and the machinery they produced. The past is captured through displays representing different areas of the works, such as the foundry, and the display of our collection of Burrell engines and other agricultural equipment.

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

Old Norwich Road, Horsham St Faith
Norwich NR10 3JF


Aircraft and memorabilia relating to the history of aviation in Norfolk. The collection features a massive Vulcan bomber and some of the military and civil aircraft which have flown from Norfolk airfields.

Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum

15 The Royal Arcade
Norwich NR2 1NQ


Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum is housed in the historic Royal Arcade and is a careful replica of a Victorian trade premises, where you can browse through original Colman's memorabilia whilst choosing from a wide range of unusual and exclusive mustard treats for your friends and family.

Cromer Museum

East Cottages, Tucker Street
Cromer NR27 9HB


Explore this cosy Victorian fisherman's cottage and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end of the 19th century. Delve into the 'Old Cromer' Gallery and learn about the lost village of Shipden and Cromer's coal ships. Discover Cromer's history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing.

Dad's Army Museum

The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane
Thetford IP24 2DS


The location shots for the Dad's Army TV series were filmed in and around the town of Thetford from 1968 to 1977. The museum celebrates this wonderful comedy.

Diss Museum

The Shambles, 4 Market Place
Diss IP22 4AB


Diss Museum is situated in the Market Place in a building called The Shambles, formerly two butchers' shops. There are a variety of displays, frequently changed, about the history of the town and area. Always on display are the Old Rectory Doll's House, old photos and jottings from the Memory Bank.

Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street
Norwich NR1 1QE


The City of Norwich is renowned for its wealth of historic buildings - from the Norman Castle and Cathedral to the Victorian railway station and Shire Hall to name but a few. Dragon Hall is a magnificent medieval trading hall, dating from around 1430, newly refurbished and restored.

Elizabethan House Museum - National Trust

4 South Quay
Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH


Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid 16th century quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times. Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what it was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room.

Fakenham Museum of Gas & Local History

Hempton Road
Fakenham NR21 7LA


The Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History is the only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales, complete with all equipment used for the manufacture of gas from coal: retorts, condenser, purifiers, meter and gasholder. The museum is housed in the town's former gasworks, which ceased production of gas from the heating of coal in 1965 following the discovery of Natural Gas in the North Sea.

Fishermen's Heritage Centre, The

West Cliff
Sheringham NR26 8JT


The centre is housed in restored fishing sheds scenically situated at the top of the Fishermen's Slope, still used by fishing boats. It describes the lives led by the fishing community of Sheringham from the 19th century to the present day and contains the preserved lifeboat the Henry Ramey Upcher built in 1894 and presented to the fishing community by the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall.

Flying Eightballs Museum

67 Barton Street
Thetford IP25 7SB


Shipdham Flying Club is a group of flyers and friends who operate Shipdham Airfield for the benefit of the general aviation community. The airfield was the wartime base of the 44th Bombardment Group, known as the Flying Eightballs.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Museum of Norfolk Life

Dereham NR20 4DR


Gressenhall brings together a museum, traditional farm, historic workhouse and beautiful grounds. Explore atmospheric shops and homes, stunning displays and a treasure trove of fascinating objects.

Hungate Medieval Art

St Peter Hungate Princes Street
Norwich NR3 1AE


Hungate Medieval Art is a centre for the appreciation of medieval art located in the heart of Britain's most complete medieval city, Norwich. Hungate Medieval Art aims to promote Norfolk's medieval heritage. In particular, the charity is concerned with the medieval art hidden in the county's parish churches.

Iceni Village Nature Reserve & Museums

Cockley Cley Iceni Village, Cockley Cley
Swaffham PE37 8AG


A reconstruction of the type of village occupied by Queen Boadicea and the Iceni tribe just before the invasion of the Romans around 2000 years ago. There is evidence that there was a settlement at Cockley Cley around the time of Christ.

John Jarrold Printing Museum

Norwich NR3 1SH


One of the finest museums in the country dedicated to printing.

Litcham Village Museum

Fourways, Litcham
King's Lynn PE32 2NZ


The museum is home to extensive collections of artefacts, photographs and records from the local area which date back several hundred years. .

Lynn Museum

Market Street
King's Lynn PE30 1NL


Visit the home of Seahenge - the astonishing Bronze Age timber circle uncovered on a Norfolk beach. Learn how these ancient timbers amazingly survived for 4,000 years and about the people who crafted them.

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.

Muckleburgh Collection

Weybourne Military Camp
Weybourne NR25 7EG


The Muckleburgh Collection isthe UK's largest privately owned working military collection with 25 Tanks all in working order.

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Bridewell Alley
Norwich NR2 1AQ


The Bridewell started life as a rich merchant's house in 1325. It became a prison for women and beggars (a 'Bridewell') in 1585 and in the mid 18th century became a conventional prison. Collections: Highlights include an original Jacquard loom, Norwich shawls, shoes, the first wire netting machine, Shand Mason fire engine, printing presses, chemist shop, recreated pawnbrokers shop and Norwich City Football Club display.

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.

Nelson Museum

26 South Quay
Great Yarmouth NR30 2RG


The Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of Horatio Nelson, England's famous Naval hero. Explore Nelson's career, from his childhood through his famous battles to his tragic, heroic death, with our great displays and our hands-on activities.

Norfolk Tank Museum

Bridge Farm, Station Road, Forncett St Peter
Norwich NR16 1HZ


The Norfolk Tank Museum is a small, independent museum of Cold War military vehicles, uniforms and artefacts. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Norwich Castle
Norwich NR1 3JQ


One of the city's most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, the castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages.


The Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norfolk
Norwich NR2 1TF


Origins is an exciting exploration of 2000 years of Norfolk and Norwich history for you to take part in. Covering three floors within the stunning landmark Millennium project for the East of England Forum building, Origins has over 60 different exhibits - most with buttons to press, flaps to lift, levers to pull, games to play and challenges to take, there is information to read and listen to and artefacts to look at too, as well as the amazing panoramic film show. Collections: The first floor works through Roman times through to WWII, including strong social history collections, artefacts from each period, information on language, architecture, cloth making and war-time recollections. The second floor is more hands-on, with information about dialect, famous personalities, agriculture, architecture and traditional myths and legends.

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, The Rocket House, The Gangway
Cromer NR27 9ET


Coxswain Henry Blogg (1876-1954) was the RNLI's most decorated lifeboatman. The museum illustrates the history of Cromer's lifeboats and tells the story of Henry Blogg's most famous rescues. For 37 years he served as Coxswain at Cromer and from 1935-45 his lifeboat was the legendary HF Bailey, which is the centrepiece of the museum.

Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum - RAFADRM

Royal Air Force Neatishead
Norwich NR12 8YB


Discover the top secret world of Radar at the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. Established in 1941 the base at Neatishead has remained pivotal in Air Defence from WWII right through the Cold War and it still remains an operational RAF station even today. Collections: A unique collection of original, signed, RAF Sation and Unit Badges. The original 'Cold War' Operations Room used by the RAF until 1993.

Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum

Norwich Castle Museum, Castle Meadow
Norwich NR1 3JU


The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum (RNRM) looks after a wealth of objects relating to the regiment. Many of these objects are on display in Norwich Castle Museum, including army uniform, kit, personal letters and diaries that reflect the daily lives of soldiers in wartime and peace.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ


The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational public art museum where you can see outstanding world art for free. Collections: The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection is primarily found in a gallery known as the Living Area, where modern European art is interspersed with works from around the globe. The objects you'll find here span 5,000 years of human creativity. Objects from the UEA Collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art, Architecture and Design are also displayed.

St Seraphim

Station Rd
Walsingham NR22 6DG


St Seraphim's Icon and Railway Heritage Museum incorporates St Seraphim's Chapel, which was founded in 1967 for the Orthodox community. It was converted in a former railway station, which opened in 1857.

Strangers' Hall

Charing Cross
Norwich NR2 4AL


Explore one of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in Norwich. Home to wealthy merchants and Mayors when Norwich was in its heyday, this beautifully preserved building dates back to 1320.

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.

Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Blackfriars Road
Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX


Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past. Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home.

Tolhouse, The

Tolhouse Street
Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH


Visit one of the oldest prisons in the country and explore Great Yarmouth's story of crime and punishment. Use the free audio guide to hear the gaoler and his prisoners describe their experiences.

True's Yard Museum

True's Yard, North Street
King's Lynn PE30 1QU


True's Yard is all that remains of King's Lynn's old fishing community, the North End, which existed for hundreds of years, and which was finally demolished in the clearances of the 1930s and the 1960s. Once hundreds of families lived within a stone's throw of their chapel of St Nicholas, which still dominates the area, and the North End had its own boat builders, chandlers, sail makers, pubs, bake houses and school.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds & Shirehall Museum

Common Place
Little Walsingham NR22 6BP


A place of pilgrimage since the 11th century, ruins of medieval priory, river and woodland walks leading into unspoilt woods and parkland famous for spectacular snowdrops in early spring. The Shirehall Museum houses an original Georgian courthouse, in use until 1971, displays on the history of Walsingham, local photographs and artefacts.

William Marriott Museum

c/o North Norfolk Railway, Holt Station, Cromer Road
Holt NR25 6QA


The William Marriott Museum building houses many artefacts, documents and other bygones from the age of steam in East Anglia. Outside, the full 5 1/4 miles of the Poppy Line are packed with a multitude of working museum items, such as the buildings and general railway infrastructure, the locomotives and rolling stock and a truly historic signalling system. The museum has been created in a replica of a typical M&GN Goods Shed in Holt Station yard.

Wymondham Heritage Museum

10 The Bridewell, Norwich Road
Wymondham NR18 0NS


This traditional and delightful museum brings together daily life and heroes and villains with great events from Wymondham's past. It also offers a lovely garden and a warm welcome.