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I’ve been visiting this lovely little museum since I could only just walk, that’s 30 years ago or... read more

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SabrinaDawnx
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Interesting visit

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely little museum. It took us about 90 minutes to go round... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been visiting this lovely little museum since I could only just walk, that’s 30 years ago or so now. It’s a museum I continued to visit throughout my childhood and adulthood. It always has been a lovely little museum with lovely pieces, a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely little museum. It took us about 90 minutes to go round, which was perfect for us and some of the displays were fascinating, particularly the chemist! Reasonably priced and friendly staff as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the right size to go round the museum in an hour. Learned lots about Norwich. The staff were helpful.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

I was disappointed the Kett Rebellion was not explained. More than 3000 poor people were killed in the rebellion when they challenged the landowners who fenced off common land for sheep grazing. Kett's rebels were peaceful and did not kill. However, they were slaughtered.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and we're sorry you were disappointed not to see more on Kett's rebellion. We do have the well known painting of Robert Kett addressing the rebels under the great oak at Mousehold, painted by Samuel Wale on display. It is...More

Reviewed August 8, 2019

===Context=== >> Reviewered here with 3 other adults in Aug-2019 >> Spent about 2 hours visiting ===Positives=== >> Well laid out with good interactive ways of providing information >> Good engagement from staff: attended a hands on session about medieval weapons >> Covered good range...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

In early August this museum offered free entry. What a treat. Well laid out displays were very informative on the historical evolution of this once 2nd largest/ most important city in England. A real gemMore

Date of experience: August 2019
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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you, we were delighted to offer free entry thanks to the Norwich Freemen. We also do pop in for £2 at the end of the day, and have more free open days coming up over Heritage Open Days. Glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Wonderful small museum of the history of trade in Norwich. Neither my friend or I had been for many years. Whilst we would say we know Norwich's history we found out much more. Children we saw absolutely loved it

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Norwichtraveller84
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed the museum. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Hidden away, doesn't look much from the outside but has many small rooms displaying the past of Norwich. We found it very well laid out and labels were clear. Lots of interesting exhibits it took us back to our youth. Several stairs but there are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

Not the most fascinating museum, but fascinating enough to recommend. Much to do about the history of Norwich.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kendall L
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Can’t quite believe that we haven’t visited before. The pharmacy display is probably the best we’ve ever seen - absolutely fascinating. So interesting to read/see how the city was through many decades gone by. Well worth a visit. The staff were really helpful and friendly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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