Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich

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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. Take a look at our Norwich online tour itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum is worth a visit. Full of local history and life up to recent years. Extremely well presented with a fabulous array of artefacts. We enjoyed a free and informative tour of the under crofts...  more »
  • Having a few hours spare while the car was being serviced - how long does a first service take - I asked a Norwich guide for advice. He pointed me here and I went in, starting medieval and enjoyed the...  more »
  • Love the range of exhibits. Particularly enjoy the stuff from my childhood but all was interesting. The sort of museum taht there always seems to be something different to notice.  more »
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  • A good local, industrial history museum in a city centre location. It is disabled accessible but not completely disabled friendly. There are multiple levels which is to be expected in a conversation off multiple residences that make it awkward to get around in a simple manner. The displays are engaging and well curated and the staff are friendly and strive to be helpful.
  • Excellent museum. Very wheelchair accessible with ramps and lifts to all areas. Helpful staff. Interesting and interactive displays. We need to return to take more of it in.
  • Hidden away down a sidestreet it has plenty of rooms full of artefacts and information about Norwich's past. Well presented with enough hands on activities for children.
  • Excellent modernised museum, family and wheelchair friendly. Superb collection of historic artefacts. Worth visiting
  • I've now been to this fab little Museum twice. Once with my toddler who loved it and then again with my husband so I could actually read some of the displays! It is good value to visit, especially the pop in for a £1 offer one hour before closing and an hour is just about enough time to see everything. With a variety of displays about Norwich's history and it's trades it's so interesting. There are so many interactive displays, draws to open, dressing up, sounds and videos my 3yo had a blast. There are free lockers you can leave your bags in. Good toilets. Am indoor picnic area. Lovely gift shop. Small courtyard to sit outside and a little bit food available as well. A great way to enjoy Norwich
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