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Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE, England
+44 1603 877177
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Excellent visit

Visited with vernacular architecture group, our volunteer guide was very welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom
Bit muddled Tour

A great bit of heritage but is sadly subject to a tour to be seen and unfortunately my tour guide... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Kathy F
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Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. In April 2015 it became the home of Writers' Centre Norwich. Writers’ Centre Norwich is a literature development agency based in Norwich, England’s only UNESCO City of Literature. Our mission is to explore the artistic and social impact of creative writing through pioneering and collaborative projects regionally, nationally and internationally. We are audience-focused and artform-led, with an agenda of excellence, engagement and experimentation. We are proud custodians of the magnificent Dragon Hall and we are keen to ensure that the public can still access its history. Visit us for one of our guided tours and see the beautiful carved and painted dragon in the stunning timber crown post roof of the Great Hall. Discover more about Robert Toppes, the man that built Dragon Hall, commerce, trade and civic life in the 15th century and how Norwich became England's second city. After Toppes the building was changed and adapted over the centuries and the Great Hall was lost and only rediscovered in the 1970s above the attics of a row of terraced houses and shops. For further information and to find out when the next guided tour takes place, visit the Writers' Centre Norwich website.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE, England
+44 1603 877177

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Visited with vernacular architecture group, our volunteer guide was very welcoming and informative. A wonderful and interesting building well worth the visit.

1  Thank Devontraveller32
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A great bit of heritage but is sadly subject to a tour to be seen and unfortunately my tour guide was everso quiet and slow, so it was a bit boring!

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic architecture and great history of Norwich can be found in dragon hall. The staff are all incredibly helpful as well

Thank Justtrytolikeme
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This outstanding Tudor Hall was built by Robert Toppes; the Richard Branson of the 15thC. Books are available locally for more details of the history and about Toppes. The Hall is located a 10 minute stroll from the city centre in a very pretty historic...More

1  Thank eileendover32
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a wonderful building, beautifully and sensitively restored but please note that it is now only open to the public on one day each month and on the four days of the Heritage Open Days weekend in September. Please go to the Writers' Centre...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were absolutely fascinated by this ancient building! There's so much to look and marvel at. The museum is really interesting, spacious and accessible. You will be fascinated!

1  Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was our second visit to Dragon Hall and our first since it has been in the hands of Writers' Centre Norwich (WCN). We took advantage of September's Heritage Open Days event to come along for a storytelling session and the launch of a local...More

1  Thank LJHutchins
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I attended a wedding party here and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The venue is beautiful with wooden beams and a nice beer garden. The toilets were very clean and the staff friendly.

Thank WorldFoodie32
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Its not always open to the public as its being used for other functions so pick your time carefully. I like old architecturally important buildings and I appreciate the efforts and materials used as part of the construction process. As a timber framed medieval building...More

Thank Fuzzbod
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am sure that it might be a great place to visit, but despite all current advertising and available fliers - it is now closed to visitors and now rented by some writers circle. There is no information displayed on or near the building. So...More

4  Thank Richard T
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