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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
+44 1603 629127
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Fantastic

Well today was a first for me, after living in the city for. Nearly all my life I have neve once... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
KirstieB
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Norfolk, UK
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Perfect First Date

We went to an event at the Bridewell last year on valentines eve! It was a love and chocolate... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Roo P
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“all ages” (17 reviews)
“lanes area” (3 reviews)
“two hours” (13 reviews)
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Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ, England
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+44 1603 629127

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Well today was a first for me, after living in the city for. Nearly all my life I have neve once been here or even knew where it was. It was raining and half term so thought we would give it a look..and so glad...More

Thank KirstieB
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for your lovely review Kirstie, we are really glad you and your daughter had fun! We always have activities on for children in the school holidays, and coming up over the summer holidays we have a chocolate trail, and chocolate themed-crafts - not...More

Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went to an event at the Bridewell last year on valentines eve! It was a love and chocolate tour, which covered all the history on local traditions around valentines, the chocolate factory and Norwichs' long love affair with chocolate. It was the perfect first...More

Thank Roo P
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, and we'd love to know if the first date lead to romance...?! Our event this year was more for families, but watch this space for 2017!

Reviewed 21 May 2016

Worth a visit to understand the history of Norwich and the surrounding Norfolk countryside. Well laid out with much interesting information.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a museum dedicated to the history of Norwich, and is situated right in the city centre in the old Bridewell. Don't be put off by the rather tame first opening rooms, it does get better, and varied. The old pharmacy, small mock local...More

Thank FShepp
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Dropped in whilst shopping and 2 hours "evaporated". Really detailed and interesting history of Norwich, well laid out, plenty of drawers to open and things to watch/listen to. Came away feeling proud to be associated with such a fine city, second only to London....! PS...More

Thank Chris W
MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so glad you left with a sense of pride in our fine city!

Reviewed 19 April 2016

Here are some thoughts and opinions of some members of the Assist Trust who visited the Bridewell museum; "I liked the life in Norwich during the war area". "I liked the Norwich city bit with the football ground - great photo opportunities" "Easy to get...More

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thank you for your review, and we were delighted to welcome you to the museum. Sorry about the squash in the picnic space, we are tight for space, but will be soon be putting our outside seating out in our lovely sunny courtyard. We hope...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

This has been redone in the last few years and you can tell they have put a lot of effort into it. Each drawer is filled with extra info and there are recorded messages you can listen to and written information on all displays. The...More

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We usually do the undercroft tours on the last Saturday of each month and they are very popular! We also do an offer of just £1 the last hour before closing....More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

My son and I enjoyed a brief visit recently. He had been a few weeks before so we were there for less time than expected. He enjoyed the treasure trail and coin design activities which allowed me to read more of the signs! If it...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

What a discovery! We visited this museum and were really pleased by what we found. The whole building was accessible to all - there is a lift for those visitors like myself who are in a wheelchair. Displays are hands-on and interesting even for those...More

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Thanks for your lovely review, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 20 February 2016

Visiting the City today 19th February My Cousin & I discided to go The Bridewell Museum. Excellent choice we made. So much to learn about Norwich.

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MuseumofNorwich, Manager at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thank you for your positive review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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