Culture in Norfolk

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum - Dickleburgh

A testament to the Americans who came to Thorpe Abbotts to fight in World War II, this museum offers rich collections housed inside the original airfield control tower.

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Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life - Thetford

Stunning Grade I listed Tudor merchant's house containing rich collections, films, animations and guides that convey the story of Thetford, its residents and the Brecks.

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Beccles & District Museum

Beccles & District Museum - Beccles

Grade I listed 16th century building housing exhibits relating to Beccles and the surrounding areas, including displays that reflect the town's importance as a clock/watch-making centre.

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Bircham Gallery

Bircham Gallery - Holt

Gallery showcasing a wonderful collection of British art and craft by acclaimed contemporary artists, modern art masters and emerging talent.

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Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum - Dereham

Delightful medieval cottage contains Dereham's local history and archeology museum, as well as the colourful story of Bishop Bonner.

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Brandon Heritage Centre

Brandon Heritage Centre - Brandon

A splendid permanent collection telling the history of the market town of Brandon, from the Stone Age to the present day.

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Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens

Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens - Diss

Fine collection of working steam locomotives which tour the magnificent 20-acre gardens, featuring over 8000 species. Also hosts the Dad's Army museum.

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Charles Burrell Museum

Charles Burrell Museum - Thetford

A fascinating step into the world of Charles Burrell, world renowned industrialist, and the people that laboured at his machinery works.

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City of Norwich Aviation Museum

City of Norwich Aviation Museum - Norwich

Volunteer-run museum dedicated to the preservation of Norfolk's aviation history, with a vast array of aircraft and artifacts displayed.

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Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum

Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum - Norwich

Nostalgic display of items from Norfolk's iconic brand, with a wide range of powder and prepared mustards, many exclusive to the shop in the delightful Royal Arcade.

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Cromer Museum

Cromer Museum - Cromer

Inside a quaint Victorian fisherman's cottage, a fascinating recreation of Cromer life in the 19th century with a splendid photography display.

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Dad's Army Museum

Dad's Army Museum - Thetford

Celebrating Thetford's nine years doubling as Walmington-on-Sea, the museum pays tribute to the series and the real home guard of World War II.

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Diss Museum

Diss Museum - Diss

Located in two former butcher's shops in the historic market place, frequently changing history displays of the market town and its surrounding area.

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Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall - Norwich

Part of the 'Norwich 12' collection, a magnificent Grade I listed trading hall built in 1430, named after the beautifully carved dragon in the crown post roof.

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Ecotech Centre

Ecotech Centre - Swaffham

Exhibition area, education centre, organic garden, heritage orchard, gift shop and cafe at the UK's first multi-megawatt wind turbine.

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Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum - Great Yarmouth

Interactive museum in an historic 16th century quayside building that evokes the lives of families here from Tudor to Victorian times.

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Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History

Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History - Fakenham

England's only surviving gasworks - a Scheduled Ancient Monument - housing a museum that glimpses into cultural, social and industrial heritage.

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Forncett Stream Museum

Forncett Stream Museum - Forncett St Mary

A unique collection of stationary steam engines that offers an intriguing insight into our industrial and social heritage.

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Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters

Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters - Great Yarmouth

Historical remnants of a network of alleyways linking Great Yarmouth's main thoroughfares, containing delightful period fittings and furniture.

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Gressenhall

Museum of life on the land in an historic workhouse in 50 acres of unspoilt grounds, home to rare breed and traditional farm animals.

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Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall - Holkham

Magnificent Palladian Hall built as a vision of an Italian villa in the 1750s, with opulent interior decoration, at the heart of a 25,000 acre agricultural estate, including the Bygones Museum of Farming and a deer park. Winner of the Best Visitor Attraction (50,000+ visitors) category in the 2012 EDP Tourism Awards.

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Iceni Village Nature Reserve & Museums

Iceni Village Nature Reserve & Museums - Swaffham

Fascinating recreation of a village occupied by the pre-Roman Iceni tribe, also features a nature trail and traditional farming museum.

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King's Lynn Arts Centre

King's Lynn Arts Centre - King's Lynn

One of England's oldest surviving guildhalls, now hosting a lively programme of comedy, music, dance, drama, cinema and visual arts.

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King's Lynn Corn Exchange

King's Lynn Corn Exchange - King's Lynn

Behind the grand Grade II listed façade, the Corn Exchange is King’s Lynn’s lively cultural hub showing events from classical concerts to comedy in an attractive and comfortable setting.

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Maddermarket Theatre

Maddermarket Theatre - Norwich

Opened as a permanent recreation of an Elizabethan theatre, now with a diverse range of company and visiting productions.

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Norfolk Motorcycle Museum

Norfolk Motorcycle Museum - North Walsham

A must for motorcycle enthusiasts, a fine collection of over 80 motorcycles from the 1920's to the 1960's, providing a fascinating insight into the history of the motorcycle industry.

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Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle - Norwich Norfolk's Top Ten

The imposing limestone walls of Norwich Castle and the largest mound in the country were constructed from 1067 as a palace for William the Conqueror, and remain one of the finest secular Norman buildings in Europe. From the 14th to the 19th century the castle was used as a gaol, but since 1894 the interior has been altogether more welcoming as Norfolk's premier museum, housing a peerless collection of the Norwich School of Artists among its many treasures.

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Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse - Norwich

In an historic former maltings, the Norwich Playhouse theatre with its popular bar, leafy riverside terrace and galleries is now a superb venue for the performing arts.

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Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre - Norwich

Housed in a listed medieval church near Norwich Cathedral, this internationally renowned theatre is dedicated to pioneering puppetry with year round children’s shows and workshops.

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Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal - Norwich

The art deco Theatre Royal stages a dynamic mix of performances from the world of drama, dance, opera, comedy, music and shows including the popular annual pantomime.

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