Museums/places of interest

Museums/other
You are in Griffon Country.  Discover the History of the area and the interesting people (eg. Nelson) that have lived here.

The Bridewell   Discover how Norwich found fame and fortune producing mustard, shoes, textiles, chocolate and beer. The building was once a prison for women and beggars and is now home to a wonderful collection of historic objects and machinery.

City of Norwich Aviation Museum  Aircraft and memorabilia showing the aviation history of Norfolk. The collection features a massive Vulcan bomber and some of the military and civil aircraft which have flown from Norfolk airfields.

Elizabethan House Museum The Museum is housed in a sixteenth century building with rooms displayed to reflect the lives of families who have lived there.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre The Sea Life Centre brings you closer than ever imagined to a breath taking world of underwater life.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Situated in East Anglia’s premier holiday resort Great Yarmouth Racecourse provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, which attracts serious racegoers and holidaymakers alike.

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, the traditional farm with rare breed animals and its beautiful, unspoilt grounds.

Horsey Windpump Horsey is a restored drainage windpump that affords striking views across Horsey Mere.

Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth, the only museum dedicated solely to telling the story of our national hero, Lord Horatio Nelson and the times in which he lived.

I am a Norfolk man and I glory in being so! (Nelson speaking at the ‘Wrestler’s Arms’, Great Yarmouth)

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery The ancient Norman Keep of Norwich Castle dominates the city below. Once a royal palace, the Castle is now the centrepiece of a museum housing one of England’s finest regional collections of natural history, art and archeology.

Norwich Cathedral The splendour and tranquillity of Norwich Cathedral have attracted pilgrims for nearly 1,000 years. For today’s visitors the building remains a place for quiet reflection and prayer.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum The end of the Cold War means that the secret world of Air Defence is open to public scrutiny. The Museum traces the history and development of Air Defence Radar since its invention in 1935 right up to today’s defence of the UK and British Forces abroad.   It’s run entirely by volunteers, who give you small group tours around the museum.  It’s one of my favourite museums in Norfolk.

Shirehall Museum  Walsingham Shirehall was built in the early 16th century and was used as a hostel for important visitors to the adjacent Augustinian Priory. It now houses a hands-on museum about Walsingham.

Thursford Collection Live musical shows during the afternoon featuring the unique collection of mechanical organs and also the Wurlitzer Show starring Robert Wolfe.

Time and Tide Museum  Set in one of the UK’s best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time and Tide takes an exciting journey into the past where you can find out about Great Yarmouth’s rich maritime and fishing heritage. You can wander through a typical ‘Row’ in 1913, experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950’s quayside and enjoy hands-on-displays, film shows, free audio guides and children’s activities which bring the great story of Great Yarmouth vividly to life.

Try North Walsham Motorcycle Museum, Station Approach, Norwich Rd, North Walsham. NR28 0DS. Tel. 01692 406266

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