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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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If you like Colmans, well worth a visit

An interesting quarter of an hour spent looking around the exhibits. There is a wide range of Colmans mustard, most of which can be found in Tesco for about half of the price but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If your shopping in Norwich, it is certainly worth a visit. The history is displayed around the small shop on wallboards and it is presented as an 'olde worlde' shop selling modern products that contain Colmans mustard - creams, ointments, chocolate (?). Well, I enjoyed it !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Interesting to look round, but basically just a shop. Some amazing products if you are into mustard.

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

Dear cambridge37, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. I'm glad that you found your visit to us interesting, and hope you enjoyed discovering the many beautiful facets of Norwich's Royal Arcade. Colman's has a long and fascinating history intertwined with the Fine City and beyond - for example, Colman's mustard was even taken... More 

Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is more of a tourist shop, admittedly the range of mustard oriented products is varied, many of which you couldn't buy in supermarkets but that's about where it ends. It's also not cheap. It is in a very beautiful arcade though so it's still worth a wander around.

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

Dear ChrisKH63, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. We take on board your comments about the 'museum' aspect of the shop. While the shop interior is a replica Victorian version, I agree that our collection of Colmans memorabilia could be made more of, and hope we will be able to better display it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The range of mustard and other products is impressive, but if this is a museum I'm a tin of pears. It's a tourist-oriented shop, and nothing more.

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

Dear John, Thanks for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm glad to hear you were impressed by the range of mustards in stock, even if the museum side of our operations came as a disappointment, and hope that you were able to try some of the samples on offer. The shop itself is a replica... More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An interesting quarter of an hour spent looking around the exhibits. There is a wide range of Colmans mustard, most of which can be found in Tesco for about half of the price but it was a pleasant visit and the member of staff was friendly and helpful. There is a 10% discount voucher in the Norwich map that can... More 

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

Dear NorthernLightLondon, Thank you for your review of Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the history exhibits in our replica Victorian shop - Colman's really does have a fascinating history, tied to the fine city of Norwich. It's wonderful to hear that you were intrigued by the Colman's story. I'm glad to hear... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is hardly a museum more a mustard shop with a bit of history thrown in. We actually passed it twice as we was looking for a "museum" not a shop! Anyway we found it & went in, looked about, didn't take long! Got some over priced mustard powder& went! Staff was nice though. Just don't expect much if you... More 

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

Dear Mrsbee0, Thank you for taking the time to review Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. I'm sorry to hear that your visit to us didn't meet your expectations. We hope that visitors will enjoy our replica Victorian shop interior and mustard memorabilia, but I take on board your comments regarding the 'museum' side of our operations - I hope we... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small shop selling every conceivable type of mustard. The 'museum' aspect is, however, disappointing to say the least. Apart from the old fashioned telephone on the wall behind the checkout desk there is very little historical or educational value to this 'attraction'. If you want an unusual gift or jar of mustard then this is the right... More 

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

Dear Felgate, Thank you for your review of Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit to us. The shop is in fact a replica Victorian interior, with Colman's memorabilia ranged around the walls amongst the products we sell today. However, I agree that the museum side of our operations does need... More 

Peel, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We popped into The Colmans Mustard Shop to buy some presents for friends and family and were pleasantly surprised by the amount and number of different types of gifts that were on offer. From little "old fashioned" mustard pots to multi-pack variety buys. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful as well.

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

Dear bdmelliot, Thank you for your review of Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm so glad that you were pleasantly surprised by your visit, and hope that you found the perfect gifts for your friends and family. It's wonderful to hear that our staff were able to help and share their knowledge with you during your visit, and I hope... More 

north east scotland
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165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Mustard Shop is in the Royal Arcade which is well worth visiting to enjoy a touch of Victorian glamour - sweet shops , classy clothes shops and a macaroon shop plus a Jamie Olivers eatery. The shop has a large selection of Colman,s products - more mustard than you will ever need plus mugs , tea towels and posters... More 

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

Dear yandinazetland, Thank you for your review of Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Norwich's wonderful Royal Arcade - we're certainly very lucky to be in such a beautiful location with lovely and unique neighbours. I hope you found something to tickle your tastebuds among the vast array of mustards... More 

Oakham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A mustard shop & museum that stocks more mustard than I have ever seen. Does what it says on the tin.

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

Dear Gail, Thank you for your review of Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the range of our products and I hope you were able to sample a few of them during your visit! I do hope you'll be able to visit us again, and that we can continue to provide the high quality... More 

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