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Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum

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Address: 15 The Royal Arcade, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1603 - 627889
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Description: One of Norwich's most popular and cherished tourist attractions.Colman's...
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".
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I would have loved to have rated this museum accurately, however we only had two free days to spend in Norwich on our short break. One was a Sunday, which they do post is closed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
marylou772
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I would have loved to have rated this museum accurately, however we only had two free days to spend in Norwich on our short break. One was a Sunday, which they do post is closed through the winter months. Sadly, the other was the one day of the year which they do their stock take. We hadnt noticed that advertised... More 

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

Dear marylou772, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm sorry that the shop was closed on the days of your visit. Our exhibition 'All Over the World: 200 Years of Colman's Mustard' is on at the Museum of Norwich until the end of March and a special film made for the exhibition was... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
113 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This nice little shop is situated in the centre of Norwich and sells every kind of Coleman's mustard you can imagine and a lot of other items you may not have been aware of. As a novelty shop is a treat to visit. It is not really a museum though; it is more of an exhibition space at the back... More 

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

Dear H-G-Powell, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the shop and found our products to be of quality. Thank you especially for your feedback on the 'museum' side of things. We're aware that this needs work and hope to expand and improve it in... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

More a shop than a museum but the variety of mustards, mustard derivatives and paraphenalia is amazing.

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

Dear Peter L, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm glad to hear that you feel we're worth a look, and that your experience visiting us was positive. We agree that the museum side of things needs work, and we are hoping to expand and improve it in the near future. Colman's has... More 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This is basically a shop with placards on the walls about Coleman's mustard, not what I'd call a museum! The items to buy are expensive so be warned!

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

Dear Izy S, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm very sorry to hear it wasn't what you had hoped for. We are aware that the Museum needs expanding and updating, and hope to carry out this work soon. We hope to become an exciting attraction that conveys the important legacy of Colman's... More 

Terrington St John, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is the most wonderful shop it will take you back to the past, try the Savora mustard wow lots of other places very near by.

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

Dear dw.gibbs_123 Thank you so much for your review of the Mustard Shop. I'm glad you enjoyed the living heritage of the Colman's legacy and that the Savora mustard tickled your fancy. I do hope you'll enjoy visiting us again. Many thanks and kind regards, Flo Reynolds, Communications Assistant at Norwich HEART (heritage charity that owns the Mustard Shop) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This little shop packed with different types of Colmans Mustard and relevant merchandise is in the Arcade in Norwich. Colmans Mustard is unique to Norwich so if you are struggling for a pressie for someone; I think this is well worth a look.

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

Dear LouWode, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. We're glad that you found the shop well-stocked and that you appreciated its 'unique' Norwich flavour. We intend to provide more exclusive products and to extend the museum element in the future, and hope that this will encourage further exploration of the incredible story of... More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a small shop in Norwich’s Royal Arcade that is very close to Norwich Castle. If you are indifferent to this brand and you don’t like this type of shops, you won’t miss much if you don’t go there. Otherwise, this is one of those feel-good things to do when in Norwich without having to cross other sights from... More 

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

Dear ViajedeOcio, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. We're gad to hear you found it a 'feel-good' tourist experience and that the Colman's story is so evocative for our visitors. We're sorry the taster jar was empty when you visited! We hope you enjoyed the variety of Colman's classics and the exclusive products... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We saw a leaflet and found this shop. The variety of mustards on sale is vast and well worth examining. The Museum and the Colman Story side is spread around the shop in between the sales cabinets. The premises are not massive but a lot is packed in and is well worth the visit

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications Co-ordinator at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. We do certainly pack a lot in for a small shop! We hope to expand the museum element in the future, and are always working with local producers to develop new mustard products for the shop. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Janet,... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's in an arcade. You can probably but the stuff cheaper in a supermarket. Not sure what else anyone can say.

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MustardShopNorwich, Communications Co-ordinator at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, responded to this review

Hi Trecynon, Thanks for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. The shop & museum exists to help promote Norwich's industrial food heritage as well as offer a wide selection of mustard-related products - it is quite niche! We hope to improve the museum side of things in the future, and are always working with local suppliers... More 

Surrey
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144 reviews 144 reviews
134 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a surprise it was to find that this shop is located in an Art Nouveau Shopping Arcade. Not really an English mustard fan, but I knew that they are based in Norwich and it's such an iconic brand, I've always wanted to visit. Even if you cannot have mustard like me, there are plenty of other food stuff and... More 

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

Dear Maltrueno, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience on Tripadvisor, all feedback is highly appreciated. Kind Regards Melanie Communications and Development Assistant More 

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