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The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust

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Wow! This really is a hidden gem. Very few local people have heard of it and it is in such a... read more

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Stunning collection

I visited this "warehouse" space many years ago when a friend was purchasing furniture. Passing by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim B
Cromer, United Kingdom
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The South Asia Collection holds a rich collection of South Asian textiles, architecture, objects and more in an imaginatively reworked Victorian skating rink. Changing temporary displays showcase highlights of the collection, surrounded by permanent...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
34-36 Bethel Street | Old Skating Rink, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
+44 1603 663890
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All reviews skating rink lovely items no pressure to buy for sale historic building well worth a visit textiles prints emporium buying museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 14 September 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 8 August 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
Thank Emlou89
Reviewed 17 May 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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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Found this place by accident. Amazing.This building is wonderful. Loved the collect of artifacts. Staff very knowledgeable. A very peaceful place. Thank you.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Housed in what was a Victorian roller skating rink there is an amazing collection of mainly Indian and Pakistani painting, prints, textiles and metal work. Every day items, some for sale others to admire. Plus a small history of the building and how it changed...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a mixture of museum and emporium and not what one expects in a medieval city like Norwich As such it has plenty to appeal to those interested either in Art or just interested in Asia We had a very enjoyable visit and ended...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank james c
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I have lived in Norwich for most of my life and had no idea that this place existed until today! Found it by accident when looking for something else entirely. It is magical, full of interesting, old museum items and lovely unusual things to purchase....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a wonderful place. The building looks as if it was made for them, and not an old skating rink. There are displays of wonderful atifacts to look at, which is supported by all the things you can buy. The quality of the items...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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bob a
6 November 2015|
Response from Amy C | Property representative |
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!