Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich

4.7
#4 of 18 in Museums in Norwich
Situated in a building that once housed a prison and shoe factory, Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the story of social and industrial life in Norwich from the 19th century to the present day. Dozens of displays narrate the development of the city's major industries, which once included weaving, shoemaking, milling, brewing, and chocolate-making. A special exhibit dedicated to the history of the museum's building features engaging audio-visual presentations designed to expose the harrowing details about everyday life inside the former prison. The museum also houses a recreated pawnbroker's shop and pharmacy. Take a look at our Norwich online tour itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was really interesting to see all the old books in the display. The recreation of the old chemist was amazing with the old till as well as all the football things. The staff members were really...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our scent filled night at the museum of Norwich on Saturday 2nd November. Our son, aged 8, enjoyed the interaction so much, painting with smells and learning about Norwich's history...  more »
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  • Really interesting exhibits charting the evolution of Norwich. Plenty to keep children entertained from dress-up to table football. We visited during the Norwich Freemen fortnight which was a bonus, but will return as paying guests for the Undercroft tour.
  • Very interactive for the children and fascinating for discovering the history of Norwich! Plenty of things for adults to do too. Would recommend as an alternative to the castle which we go regularly to with the children.
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