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Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum

15 The Royal Arcade, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
44 (0) 1603 - 627889
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Ranked #42 of 91 attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: One of Norwich's most popular and cherished tourist attractions.Colman's have been making fine quality mustards for over 180 years and this tradition... more » Owner description: One of Norwich's most popular and cherished tourist attractions.Colman's have been making fine quality mustards for over 180 years and this tradition is celebrated in Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum.We stock an extensive range of powdered and prepared mustards, including a number of specialities made exclusively for the shop and a wide selection of mustard pots and spoons, gift packs, tea towels, Colman's memorabilia and more.Our displays illustrate all aspects of the history and production of Colman's mustard, with many historic items on show such as wartime mustard tins and Art Deco mustard pots.Housed in the historic art nouveau Royal Arcade near Norwich Market, the shop is a careful replica of a Victorian trade premises."A Real Taste of Norwich's History". « less
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

More of a shop than a musium but it has knowledgeable plesant frindly stff is well layed out and there is something for every taste, You can also try the products before you buy. Great choice and well laid out in a lovely arcade Well worth popping in!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a primarily a mustard shop, with lovely old fashioned cabinets and window displays which is the museum bit! it's a shame I would have liked more and paid to have more of a mustard museum. having said that the quaintness, the chance to taste mustards and marvel at everything on sale from mustard bath packs, through Coleman's mustard... More

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications and Development Assistant at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Lis2472014, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. All visitor feedback is greatly appreciated. We are currently seeking to expand our museum, as we consistently receive feedback expressing a desire for more substantial displays. I hope that this did not hinder your enjoyment of our establishment. Once again, thank... More

leeds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Went here on a visit to Norwich and found it interesting but it was in a shop so was busy and difficult to get round everything

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications and Development Assistant at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Smithsleeds, Thank you for leaving feedback for the Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. December is a particularly busy time of year for us, which can unfortunately cause our small establishment to become very busy indeed. I hope that this did not blight your enjoyment of our Shop and Museum. Kind Regards Melanie More

Holt, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I have to say that this 'attraction' is very small but it is fascinating and is a real piece of the history of the city. Most people are familiar with the Colman brand and the yellow tin but I have to be honest and say that while the various products on sale are interesting they are expensive but living in... More

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications and Development Assistant at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Thomas D, I hope that both you and your guests enjoyed your visit to the Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. Our establishment is indeed small, but we hope to expand it in the near future. I hope that this has not deterred you from visiting us in the future. We value all feedback from our customers. Kind Regards Melanie... More

portsmouth UK
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Colmans of Norwich conjures up so many memories; all the years I've loved English Mustard and their table sauces. So on a recent visit to Norwich, we made sure we visited the shop and museum. Oh my word…..awful!! Its a tiny shop, the upstairs of which was 'staff only'. There were a few information boards with the history of Colmans... More

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Management response:

Dear ahj1970, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your visit to the Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum was unsatisfactory. We are no longer owned by Unilever (who own the Colman's brand), but by Norwich HEART (a local heritage charity). As a result, not all of the products we stock are made by Colman's. Our... More

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We found this shop very interesting especially if like me you like mustard. There are a lot of mustards to be seen and tasted and of course purchased. Will I go back? you bet I will.

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications and Development Assistant at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Dear Paul G, Thank you for the lovely feedback! We are always delighted to learn that visitors have enjoyed their visit to our unique establishment. Thank you for taking the time to review the Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. Kind Regards Melanie (Communications and Development Assistant) More

Snodland, Kent
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We used to visit Norwich regularly when my parents lived in Norfolk. I always went into the Mustard Shop, both to see what new things were available, and to stock up on supplies of mustards that we couldn't get elsewhere. I'm afraid we bought nothing this time. The prices have increased considerably, and so instead of leaving having spent a... More

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This fascinating tribute to one of England's iconic exports is a must-see when visiting East Anglia. Love it or loathe it, English mustard has seasoned meals around the globe for generations, from the Empire days of the Raj to today's everyday kitchen tables. Having grown up in an old-fashioned Devon grocer's in the 1960s, I wallowed in glorious nostalgia at... More

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Thorne Doncaster
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely little shop.Lots of things to look at from a byegone age.Very friendly staff and knowledgeable too.As I use a lot of mustard powder I buy the biggest tin I can get.Very useful if you live near Norwich but as I live miles away I get it on line.They did not have any tasters there when I called in which... More

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stoke on trent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were surprised by the location of the shop/museum. It is in a small shopping centre. I agree with other writers, it is primarily a shop but as you look around there are display cabinets and boards. There are plenty of mustard products and other things to buy and I did do some Christmas shopping as I thought the gifts... More

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