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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich
(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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 lon...  more »
  • 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 loca...  more »
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  • 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.