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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
+44 1603 629127
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great little museum

took my Nan to visit the museum, neither of us had visited before, we both found it really... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
J1984
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Lincolnshire
Fascinating visit

We spent a good two hours here, so much to see. Don't miss the visit to the undercroft and the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Tina B
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London, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell proudly tells the story of the city and its people. The museum is now fully accessible and refurbished after a £1.5m redevelopment project. Come pay us a visit! The ancient building is packed full of collections and displays, with lots to enjoy by all the family. Highlights include the last surviving Jacquard loom in the city, fully restored to full working order, a recreated chemist shop, countless fantastic shoes, as well as engineering marvels, such as the world's first wire netting machine. Catch a film in our mini cinema, relax in the 1950s living room or listen to local people sharing their memories of the city. Find us in the heart of the charming Norwich Lanes area. We would love to welcome you to this unique museum.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“all ages” (17 reviews)
“two hours” (13 reviews)
“lanes area” (3 reviews)
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Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
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+44 1603 629127

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

took my Nan to visit the museum, neither of us had visited before, we both found it really interesting & good value for money, definitely open the drawers, we loved some of the items in there, only down side was that in the ground floor...More

Thank J1984
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your review, and for highlighting all the extra objects in the drawers. We do have to keep some of the light levels low in the galleries due to the nature of the objects, however we are looking at ways we can make...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We spent a good two hours here, so much to see. Don't miss the visit to the undercroft and the flint wall. The shoe industry, the chocolate connection, the weaving trade - fascinating. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We loved our visit to the Bridewell. The exhibits were well researched and very detailed. The layout was fantastic and allowed you to soak everything up, enriching your knowledge as you walked. The atmosphere was good and, while the museum was busy, we didn't feel...More

Thank jdr1993
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This museum illustrates the history of Norwich in ten galleries over two floors. We spent about an hour on the ground floor and then went out for lunch before returning to spend a further hour on the top floor. There is an area (with toilets)...More

Thank Anthony B
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. The pharmacy is a real gem isnt it? We'll take on board your comment about chairs and see if we can squeeze a few more in. Did you find the little cinema and living room where you can...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

This museums has been known as the Bridewell for many years and has recently been renamed to make it more obvious what kind of artefacts and contents it has. As well as describing the textile and shoe industries which built the fortunes of the city,...More

Thank mariocatlin
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for your lovely review Marion, and for highlighting some of our star collections - the magnificent flint wall facing the church is often over-looked. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We went specifically to see the Punk 40 Exhibition but took the opportunity to enjoy it all. Although we live in Norwich we've never been and were slightly ashamed to have missed it as it's fascinating. It's suitable for all ages and very interactive. Amazing...More

Thank Tummypocket
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

So glad you enjoyed the Punk in the East exhibition - and the rest of the museum! Come back soon.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Spent a couple of very happy hours here; so many wonderful things to see and a real learning experience about Norwich. Thankfully this has not been done up with Lottery money and so its authentically itself, and charming. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the city...More

Thank aboutandout
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum today little expecting it to be packed so full of the diverse history of Norwich. It was clearly laid out with lots of interesting information and some opportunities to interact with exhibits. There were child friendly options. We even noticed folding...More

Thank frbarnes
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for your review, we do hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

popped in as had time and found a wonderful and interesting little gem if you are visiting Norwich its well worth a look very nice displays spent a enjoyable half hour and will go back later for a longer visit

Thank David D
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for your review, we do offer a visit for just £1 the last hour before closing (3.30pm - 4.30pm) Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went there last week and easily spent 1.5 hrs reading and listening to all the information (the only reason I left, was that I couldn't take in any more). It wasn't my first time learning about local history and yet, there was so much...More

Thank klangewellpott
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thank you for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed the museum. See you again soon.

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