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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 #39 of 92 attractions in Norwich
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I like my mustard so a visit to the shop was on my list of things to do....well worth it. Plenty to choose from and tastings available. Also a good selection of Managers Offers and special prices. Service very friendly and polite. Thanks

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

Dear jsjamesds271, Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback in regard to your visit to Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum! We are always happy to learn that people enjoyed their time at our establishment. Kind Regards Melanie (Communications and Development Assistant) More

Worcestershire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We fell upon this whilst walking around Norwich. In a beautiful arcade a very traditional type of shop, I wold think how they were set out in the original days. Very interesting to read the history of Colman's Mustard. There was a wealth of items to purchase most to do with Colman's but some not. We purchased 2 bags of... More

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

Dear WorcesterFarmer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback for our business, we value all visitor comments very highly. We are very happy that you enjoyed both your visitor experience and the products you purchased. Kind Regards Melanie (Communications and Development Assistant) More

Saffron Walden, UK
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145 reviews 145 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Royal Arcade is a lovely Victorian relic of how retailing used to be, and the Colman's Shop & Museum is a worthy occupant. It's a museum showing the history of mustard, especially a large variety of pots across the ages, and it sells the products too. All museums have a gift shop nowadays, so why pretend it's otherwise. It... More

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

Dear Nigeljcook, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, we are always happy to learn that visitors enjoyed their trip to our establishment. We hope that you are able to visit us again in the future. Kind Regards Melanie (Communications and Development Assistant) More

Beeston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not so much a museum but an outlet for all things Mustard which I do. Retail outlet for all Colman's products and others containing mustard. The girl on the counter saw I was holding a Norwich map and told me there was a 10% off voucher inside that she cut out for me. well done. Worth a visit if you... More

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

Dear Richard E, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards Melanie (Communications and Development Assistant) More

Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

It was a real thrill to visit the Coleman's Mustard Shop & Museum. I still have the little tin mustard container representing the shop. Typical of the representation of back in the day

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

Dear G M, Thank you for your lovely review of Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. We are always delighted to learn that visitors enjoyed their time at our establishment. Kind Regards Melanie Communications and Development Assistant More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
40 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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

Dear Shart7, Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are always delighted to learn that visitors have enjoyed their visit. Kind Regards Melanie Communications and Development Assistant More

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
37 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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

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