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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Situated in a building that once housed a prison and shoe factory, Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the story of social and industrial life in Norwich from the 19th century to the present day. Dozens of displays narrate the development of the city's major industries, which once included weaving, shoemaking, milling, brewing, and chocolate-making. A special exhibit dedicated to the history of the museum's building features engaging audio-visual presentations designed to expose the harrowing details about everyday life inside the former prison. The museum also houses a recreated pawnbroker's shop and pharmacy. Use our Norwich vacation generator to visit Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell on your trip to Norwich, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I went with my Mother & Aunt recently; they're both late 60s/early 70s in age. They absolutely loved it! There was so much to see and so many things that brought back memories and prompted discussions...  read more »
  • The Bridewell museum is a great place to find out about history specific to Norwich and the local area. There were good displays and lots of interactive displays and areas for trying out different hat...  read more »
  • Very interesting it had lots of old stuff. trying on the hats was fun and exploring the draws to see what was inside. History on the 50s style TV was interesting. The costumes where very interesting. ...  read more »
  • Great museum experience and worth visiting for Norwich locals and visitors alike. As with the Castle, you can "pop-in" for £1 at the during the hour before closing, which is enough time to appreciate this great gem in the Lanes.
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