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The South Asia Collection

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Undiscovered gem.

What a brilliant little museum come shop. Full of interesting artistic items and wood carvings from... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2019
RoamsweetRome
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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What a revelation!

Stunning collection of South Asian artefacts - could have spent hours there. Lovely fabrics (and... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Trevor M
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Barrow-upon-Humber
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The South Asia Collection museum, located in the heart of Norwich, is dedicated to recording, conserving and promoting the traditional arts, crafts and cultures of India and Pakistan, and adjacent countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma...more
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The South Asia Collection Museum, 34-36 Bethel Street. | The Old Skating Rink Gallery, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

What a brilliant little museum come shop. Full of interesting artistic items and wood carvings from Asia. Some truly beautiful objects displayed here. Along with interesting items to purchase, all displayed in a beautiful historic building, and free entry to boot! Only found this museum...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Stunning collection of South Asian artefacts - could have spent hours there. Lovely fabrics (and other things) for sale. We came away with tablecloth and bedspread - beautiful and not expensive. Nice staff too. Wish we lived nearer!

Date of experience: March 2019
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southasiacollection, Public Relations Manager at The South Asia Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you Trevor, " a revelation" - WOW! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed March 11, 2019

We always come here when in Norwich and have introduced many friends to this fab little place. Amazing architecture. Wonderful combination of museum and Asian items for sale, at very reasonable prices. The staff are great. I would recommend this to anyone who likes somewhere...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

... travel on every point of this spectrum, to and fro as you march across the hall again and again. Find yourself in the middle section (left) and you get to know the kind of anthropology going on with The South Asia Decorative Arts and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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southasiacollection, Communication at The South Asia Collection, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Dear Master Jonjon, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are really proud of the research we are collaborating on in South Asia. We also work really closely with a number of NGOs in South Asia, as well as...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is a musuem come retail outlet. Go and have a potter and a shop. If you are looking for unique gifts sourced from Asia including rugs and furniture, hand printed textiles and objects you only normally find on mad trips abroad, this is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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southasiacollection, Communication at The South Asia Collection, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Dear Debs, Thank you for your review and visit. We are really proud of the goods we source from South Asia. We work closely with NGOs and local artisans, helping to ensure the goods for sale in Norwich help sustain the arts and crafts of...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Wow! This really is a hidden gem. Very few local people have heard of it and it is in such a central location. I've told so many people about it and they all, having been in, are amazed! It was started off by a traveler...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

I visited this "warehouse" space many years ago when a friend was purchasing furniture. Passing by, I thought I would look in: intrigued that it now advertised itself as a "museum". What a find. Some stunning pieces of oriental art on display throughout the whole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We have visited the retail aspect before, but the exhibition has since developed significantly and is both highly informative and interesting. It displays a true dedication by the founder to the arts & crafts and history of the ‘SA’ region and they should be applauded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

A really interesting place to visit. Some lovely items to buy and also view. There is a big book with information about the ice rink and how it came about to be a museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Think of an oriental museum in an historic building where you can buy most of the items you view. Carpets, pottery,clothes,jewelry, furniture. Shopaholics dream world. Don't bring dogs or kids. Beautifully styled throughout.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Hello, The Old Skating Rink (our home) is open 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. We are closed Sundays and bank holidays. Admission is free, as are our events. I hope you visit us soon!
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