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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
+44 1603 629127
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Ranked #8 of 181 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a wonderful museum tracing back the history of Norwich. It is interactive and child friendly with hats and wigs to try on as well as phones to explain what the exhibits are for and documents for you to look at. It is well worth a visit with loads of things like a seventeenth century coffee shop, a 1920's pharmacy, old shops and trades of Norwich. You can even sit in a 1950's sitting room and watch a telly! Plenty of things for chidren to do and lockers so you can leave your bags/coats and have a reall good look round and enjoy the experience. All of the exhibits are well labelled with an explanation of their use. A wonderful experience.

Visited October 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Lots and Lots to see highly recommended for tourists and locals. It is not particularly expensive and give a good flavour of Norwich in a bygone age

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Fantastic Bridewell Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were most surprised on how large the museum was, we spent a long time inside.
It was so well laid out and very interesting, room after room was so different and facinating.
We would highly recommend this museum to anyone, you wont be dissapointed.

Visited October 2012
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Norfolk, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Norwich heritage comes alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Superb new displays on the social and industrial history of Norwich. Object-rich and full of interest with excellent series of sound recordings.

Visited September 2012
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Norwich
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“Dying for it t reopen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I loved this museum with all it's quirks and exhibits showing how great Norwich has been through history. My niece is 8 and I can't wait for it to open again so I can take her - please don't change the character of it

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