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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

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Address: Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 629127
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Description: The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell proudly tells the story of the city...
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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Bridewell mueseum.

We recently visited the bridewell museum with friends. Even though we are local we hadn't been before. I was pleasantly surprised. It was fun and very interesting. All 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the bridewell museum with friends. Even though we are local we hadn't been before. I was pleasantly surprised. It was fun and very interesting. All 6 children ranging from 3 to 12years. Never said they were bored once. I would certainly recommend.

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; glad we had something to interest everyone, we have lots of activities aimed at families coming up over the summer, so keep an eye on our webpage, and Facebook page for more information. thanks again More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An extensive collection of materials and explanatory materials about the history of Norwich and its people from pre-Roman times to today. Lots of interest for adults and children 8+

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Local museum with a fine selection of archaic exhibits. A must see for all tourists to Norwich. Follows Norwich's old industries closely

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I found this to be a really interesting museum and felt so informed after leaving. It was great knowing more about Norwich, its industrial history and the history of the people who came to Norwich to live. I spent a couple of hours here and definitely could go again. It was a really reasonable priced museum for the length of... More 

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; glad to hear you felt we are value for money - and yes, you're right you can visit for the last hour (3.30pm onwards) for just £1.00 More 

Fakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited the Bridewell one day when I was in the City by myself, just after the revamp. I was really interested and spend ages in there. It was a quiet day and I was able to browse freely. Will go again in compan y with my husband who spend his childhood and teenage years in Norwich. I know he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A really excellent museum. There is a rich and fascinating history to the city of Norwich and this museum sums it up perfectly. Really good and interesting displays which are fascinating to both visitor and resident. There are often activities going on in the weekends which are designed to keep the kids interested. Staff are helpful and always a good... More 

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we do hope to appeal to be both local people and visitors who want to find out more about our fine city! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Unfortunately we had limited time for this visit but it was well worth a more in-depth viewing. The staff were very helpful and welcoming and it was organised in a way to fully engage the visitor.

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Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I am local to Norwich and last time i went in this museum was 20 odd years ago, well this visit turned out to be a very pleasant surprise as the whole building has been renovated and has all new displays with some hands on stuff, very modern in display and approach but also great displays of different time periods... More 

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, hope you come and see us again. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A small but well thought out museum detailing the history of Norwich, particularly the industrial past of the city. It is well presented and with a number of interactive exhibits/activities it is child friendly. For those not wanting to go into each exhibit in detail the 'Pop in for £1' is great (£1 for the hour before closing), although I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

A fair bit of money has been spent doing this place up (and it wasn't bad before) and it's been transformed into a charming little museum of Norwich history. Found plenty to keep our toddler amused, as well as ourselves and spent a pleasant afternoon here. The staff too were friendly and informative. Will definitely return :-)

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, and we're glad your little one enjoyed it too - we're always looking for ways to entertain our younger visitors, so any feedback is welcome! More 

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Address: Address: Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 629127
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich

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