Strangers' Hall Museum
Strangers' Hall Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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A medieval merchant house and historic house museum with period room displays, large collections of furniture, toys, domestic life and a hidden garden. The museum is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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  • Sunbrae
    21 contributions
    Interesting and surprising
    Interesting and surprising. It's a bit like a tardis, bigger on the inside than the outside lets on. There are so many different rooms to explore! We were late, so ended up on a twilight ticket, which was enough for us, but you could easily spend more time going around and reading all the paddle boards. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written October 13, 2022
  • becnhugh
    Wickford, United Kingdom281 contributions
    So much more to see than I expected!
    Great value for money at just over £6 each. We spent well over an hour here exploring the maze of rooms. So much history in the house itself and then each room recreates a time in history with period furnishings and interesting facts. I was going to say which room I loved most but I can’t as each one was wonderful in its own way. Nice to sit in the gardens afterwards for 10 minutes of peace. Guides informative and helpful when interacted with.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2022
  • 2up2togo
    Tazewell, Tennessee16 contributions
    A fascinating look at several centuries of the life of a merchant family
    This is a fascinating house that is very much more than appears from the outside. The house was built and lived in from the 14th century and has Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian Architecture. It is well laid out and very good for children as it features a very hands on approach. I believe this to be a better visit than Norwich Castle and is very underrated. Well worth a visit.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 20, 2018
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Lesley C
Norwich, UK161 contributions
Aug 2019
I haven’t visited here for several years but it’s not changed greatly; it’s still a lovely museum for a short visit. If the gardens are open (and it’s not wet) they’re definitely worth a look, quite small but very pretty. Sadly, the model food is looking a bit old and ropey nowadays - I can recall it when it was new and beautiful - but it amused the little person I had taken with me!
Written August 18, 2019
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Stevetherover
Littlehampton, UK51 contributions
Jul 2019
Loved the old building and the staff were great, interesting history lesson and showed us how the city used to be.
Unable to see all the rooms as there were groups of schoolchildren taking over, however they were having a good time and learning so I’m not complaining! Pleasant garden
Written July 22, 2019
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OffshoreAlan
Hayling Island, UK329 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is a lovely museum, the main interest being the building itself. Beware opening times, as they are quite restricted.
Written October 16, 2018
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Richard T
Godalming, UK794 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We have tried to visit this fascinating old building for quite sometime, unfortunately they do not open every day and when we have previously been in Norwich they have been closed. We finally got there, as we walked up to pay, a precocious little girl tugged my arm and said "this place is amazing" - I just knew it had to be. It really is a pleasure to explore such an old building that is presented so well. Information on the history and constant expansion is displayed everywhere. Highly recommended.
Written August 27, 2015
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ferrydenplaygroup
Montrose, UK13 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
V reasonably priced entrance for a family of five. A warren of a house with sections from various periods of history. Good information provided in each room and staff on hand to answer any questions.
Written July 22, 2015
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What a kind review. We are delighted to be described as fabulous. Very glad you found the museum good value for money. Kind regards, Cathy Terry Senior Curator
Written July 27, 2015
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sandiebeal
Hastings, UK52 contributions
May 2015
This is well worth a visit, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. This used to be the Mayors house and is laid out as it was in his time. You learn about their food, furniture and the running of the household, their was also a man in costume playing an instrument which was invented in Norfolk.
Written July 9, 2015
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chillinb30
Ely, UK138 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
My husband and I popped in to the Museum just before it closed and we whipped round in record time. I had not been since I was a school girl. It is simply fascinating, with lots of nooks and crannies, a peaceful garden, wonderful wooden floors, doors and panelling and a room full of old toys. We both want to return when we have a bit more time to enjoy it fully.
Written July 6, 2015
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Isen-traveller
15 contributions
This was on a long list of places we thought to visit whilst in Norwich for the day so we set out to find it notsure what we were going to see except a building.

Entering through the door into the courtyard we were met with amazing looking building and a great oak door to enter the building itself. Inside the building was awesome and decorated as per different periods of it's history; the building appears endless as you walk around with a lovely garden to the rear with old children's toys to keep our two mutants amused.

We arrived just in time to take an hours tour with a gentleman in costume dress who passed on information about everything from it's use, its occupants, it's construction and the furniture it contains. This tour is a must if you want to get the most out of this venue.

I recommend this as a must see sight in Norwich.
Written August 17, 2011
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wingers1966
Attleborough, UK111 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
An excellent place to visit for a few hours. Wonderful rooms full of history and very attentive, knowledgeable staff.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review. We are currently closed to the public but look forward to re-opening when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. For details please visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Written November 11, 2020
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Edmund R
St. Andrews, UK1,335 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The building is a major part of this museum. My first comment, however, is that the museum is quite hard to find, set back from the road, and our first attempt to visit was on a Tuesday when it is closed (it is closed on Monday too). Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this museum is that it looks like a house which is being lived in, so it really transports you back to one of the different periods when the house was an important Norwich home. It is called "Strangers" for refugees who came to Norwich fleeing persecutions, for various European countries. They made a very significant contribution to the textile trade. One rather funny anachronism was a lady dressed in ancient costume with a mobile phone around her neck! Rooms are set up for feasts where you feel that you are back in the Tudor period. There is also old toys for children to play with (or adults trying to regain their childhoods). The garden is pretty and filled with old fashioned flowers - look at roses of types which flourished hundreds of years ago.
Written September 25, 2018
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Strangers' Hall Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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