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The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust

34-36 Bethel Street | Old Skating Rink, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
+44 1603 663890
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Totally stunning experience

Think of an oriental museum in an historic building where you can buy most of the items you view... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
AntoniaTrip
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Amazing.

Found this place by accident. Amazing.This building is wonderful. Loved the collect of artifacts... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
William S
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Rustington
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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 architectural features, combining to create a visual feast and unique atmosphere. The Collection shares the Old Skating Rink with sister organisation Country & Eastern who retail traditional South Asian craft items and furnishings.
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“skating rink” (4 reviews)
“for sale” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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34-36 Bethel Street | Old Skating Rink, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
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+44 1603 663890
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"prints"
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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.

Thank AntoniaTrip
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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.

Thank William S
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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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Marina S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I enjoy looking round this place as it has some very unusual Asian items for sale, from pictures, carpets, furniture and ornaments, well worth a visit as all items are for sale.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We just love this place, and it is so easy to lose track of time whilst wandering about. Nice exhibits, knowlegeable staff.

Thank cargocycles
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Ashamed I have never visited this in 7 years of living in Norfolk. The huge South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust. Talk to the owners, fascinating people who have been collecting Arts from the area, some of which you can buy, for 25...More

Thank zigtravel
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife had looked forward to visiting for ages. The building is beautiful, along with the displays and furniture. But, the staff seemed upset people were there and interrupting their day. We seemed to receive lots of glances from the staff, and they wouldn't engage...More

1  Thank maximusbrambo
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Amy C, Curator at The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

We are really very sorry to hear that. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly and approachable team, and we all love nothing better than to have a chat about the wonderful building or the incredible objects and artworks from South Asia that it...More

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bob a
6 November 2015|
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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!
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