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Tuesday 24 September 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Talk included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Lines of Sight: Sebald's East Anglia - Exhibition Talk

Join us for our range of talks complimenting our exciting new exhibition, 'Lines of Sight: Sebald's East Anglia'. Talks take place in our Lecture Theatre and start at 2:30pm. This week we welcome Dr Sarah Monks of the University of East Anglia with 'The Burning of the Royal James at the Battle of Solebay by Willem van de Velde the Younger'.

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Lynn Museum
Date:
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   Only £1 or Free for Friends of Kings Lynn Museum (FKLM) or Museum Pass Holders


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Coffee Morning

With a different theme each month, come along for a chance to learn more about the museum collection, try your hand at a new craft and enjoy coffee and cake.

Thursday 26 September 2019
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 26 September 2019
Times: 10:30 - 11:30  
Price:   50p per child, accompanying adults free.


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Mini Museum Club - Dinosaurs

Come along to our fun-packed sessions for pre-schoolers (though older family and friends are welcome, too!). Let's learn, play and explore the Ancient House together. Join us to make crafts, sing songs, listen to stories and have fun in the museum. This month we will be handling real ancient fossils, playing with stampers and making dinosaur collages to take home.

Saturday 28 September 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 28 September 2019
Times: 10:30 - 12:30  
Price:   £5 per session


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Thinking Thinks with Sebald: Artist-led Workshops for ages 11-15

Exhibition Event: Join Karl and Kimberley Foster - the artistic partnership Sorhed for, 'Thinking Thinks with Sebald'. Fun in the gallery as we explore Sebald’s themes within a gallery setting to understand how thoughts are both made and unmade. Booking essential: 01603 493625 / 495897

Saturday 28 September 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 28 September 2019
Times: 14:00 - 16:00  
Price:   £5 per session


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Making Thinks with Sebald: Artist-led Workshops for ages 11-15

With artists Karl and Kimberley Foster from the Sorhed partnership Making Thinks with Sebald 2-4pm Join us as we use objects to investigate the process of turning thoughts into things and vice versa. £5 per session Booking essential: 01603 493625/495897

Saturday 28 September 2019
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Saturday 28 September 2019
Times: 11:00 - 14:30   11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Price:   Included in admission price: Adult £5.95, Conc. £5.65, Child (4-18) £5, Family (1 adult) £15.70, Family (2 adults) £20.95. Family ticket (1 adult and all children) £15.70.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Undercroft Tour

Find out what lies beneath the museum in a guided tour of our undercroft - the largest medieval undercroft in the city. The tour lasts around 45 minutes and is free with museum admission. Call us to book. Please note there are steep steps leading down to the undercroft. Booking essential, 01603 629127.

Saturday 28 September 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 28 September 2019
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   £45 for a six-week course


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Workshops for Children: ST*ART Club

Join our exciting course for children aged 8-12 led by artist Ali Atkins - this term we focus on all things drawing. Booking essential: 01603 493636. £45 for a six-week course. Course dates: Saturdays 28 September, 5 & 12 October, 2, 9 & 16 November. Course sessions are from 10am to 12.40pm.

Sunday 29 September 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 29 September 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply: Adult £12.90, Conc £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family ticket (1 adult and all children): £34.10, Family ticket (2 adults and all children): £45.40. It’s cheaper to book online at: www.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Horse Power!

Experience a day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. See heavy horses and expert horsemen working the land. Discover the different breeds of heavy horse and listen to the stories of the people who work with them.

Wednesday 02 October 2019
Strangers' Hall
Date:
Wednesday 02 October 2019
Times: 14:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Adult £7.30, Conc £7, Museums Pass £2. Includes museum admission.


01603 667229
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
If Stones Could Speak

Join this in-depth tour to discover the secrets of this magnificent medieval merchant's house. Booking essential, tel. 01603 493625.

Friday 04 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Friday 04 October 2019
Times: 11:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Booking essential, tel: 01493 743930 Museum Pass Holders £2.75, Adult £3.75


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Winter Talk- 'Any Old Iron': Memories of Street Sellers and Tradesmen

A talk by Angela Bishop. Let's take a journey back in time to the days of the milkman, arriving with a horse and cart, the chimney sweep, the coalman and the whistling postman. The local bobby would pop in for a cup of tea and a chat and the Boy Scouts arrived during 'Bob a Job' week. A humorous talk with lots of anecdotes and a chance for the audience to share their memories.

Saturday 05 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 05 October 2019
Times: 13:30 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult £8, Concession £7.50, Museums Pass £7.


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Castle Writers - Workshop for Adults

Enjoy friendly and informal support with your creative prose and be inspired by the museum's collections in this monthly class with author Amanda Addison. Booking essential on 01603 495897 / 493625.

Saturday 05 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 05 October 2019
Times: 13:00 - 15:00   Performances at 1pm & 3pm
Price:   Included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Performance - Fight or Flight

Join us in the keep, before the castle transformation work begins, to see young people from local dance and movement groups showcase a contemporary dance inspired by the fight or flight response. Supported by Sadler's Wells National Youth Dance Company. #fightorflight

Saturday 05 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 05 October 2019
Times: 13:00 - 13:30  
Price:   Tour included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Female Voices Tour

Discover the incredible women across our collections. Because women in history shouldn’t be a mystery.

Saturday 05 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 05 October 2019
Times: 14:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Tour included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Time and Place: LGBT+ Identities in the Castle Collections

From penguins to the ancient god Pan, we turn a queer eye on our collections and explore non-normative gender and sexuality across time and place in this brand new tour, putting LGBT+ stories at the heart of the museum.

Saturday 05 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 05 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Free


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Big Draw: Capture the Castle!

Unleash the artist within in these wonderful, family friendly drop in sessions led by artist Kate Munro, as we 'capture' Norwich Castle. These sessions will take place at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Free admission, materials provided.

Tuesday 08 October 2019
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 08 October 2019
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £5.00 or free to Friends of Thetford Museum and Norfolk Museums Pass holders


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Bury St Edmunds: The Abbey and the Antiquaries

Join us for a talk by Dr Richard Hoggett. The year 2020 marks the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds. This talk examines the ways in which artists, antiquarians and archaeologists have approached the abbey site since the Dissolution, and reveals what their work tells us about one of the country’s most important monastic sites. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Tuesday 08 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 08 October 2019
Times: 14:30 - 16:00  
Price:   Talk included with admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Exhibition Talks: Archaeology, Conflict and Folklore: Sebald's Landscapes

Join us for our Exhibition Talks which run alongside our exciting exhibition, ‘Lines of Sight: W G Sebald's East Anglia’. This week we are delighted to welcome Robert Liddiard of the University of East Anglia with 'Archaeology, Conflict and Folklore: Sebald's Landscapes'. Talks are included with museum admission and booking is not required.

Tuesday 08 October 2019
Lynn Museum
Date:
Tuesday 08 October 2019
Times: 10:30 - 11:30  
Price:   50p per child, accompanying adults free


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mini Museum Club

Join us for monthly sessions aimed at children aged 4 and under – an hour of singing, exploring, stories, communication and play. Activities will change on a weekly basis.

Thursday 10 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Thursday 10 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 15:00  
Price:   £25, National Trust members £18


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Exhibition Events: Artist-led Walk at Orford Ness

Join an artist-led walk at Orford Ness - Re-Frame: A Nomadic Response to WG Sebald. Accompany artist Caroline Wright on Orford Ness to explore this unique landscape through the lens of Sebald's prose. Organised in partnership with the National Trust. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/orfordness for more information and to book.

Thursday 10 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Thursday 10 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 11:30  
Price:   FREE - advance booking essential To reserve your place call Polly on (01493) 743944 or email polly.ward@norfolk.gov.uk


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Little Kippers!

Enjoy some special time with your pre-school child exploring the museum and chatting about the things you see. Have fun learning together and listening to stories about the sea.

Friday 11 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Friday 11 October 2019
Times: 11:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Booking essential, tel: 01493 743930 Museum Pass Holders £2.75, Adult £3.75


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Winter Talk-The White Star Company: The Rise and Fall

A talk by Ben Smith. Exploring how the White Star Company business rose to pre-eminence on the North Atlantic in under 30 years, and developed state of the art ships, only to decline and collapse following the Titanic disaster. 

Saturday 12 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 12 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Free


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Big Draw: Capture the Castle!

Unleash the artist within in these wonderful, family friendly drop in sessions led by artist Kate Munro, as we 'capture' Norwich Castle. These sessions will take place at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Free admission, materials provided.

Saturday 12 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 12 October 2019
Times: 14:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Tours included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Taboo - Undercover of the Knight

Revise your relationship with our collections as we explore the grim realities, controversy and devastation behind some of the seemingly beautiful and benign objects across the museum. Events contain adult themes, talks and tours last 30-45 minutes. Undercover of the Knight - Steel yourself for a discussion of medieval moral codes, masculinity and the world of not so noble knights.

Saturday 12 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 12 October 2019
Times: 14:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Adult £8, Concession £7.50, Museums Pass £7


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Behind the Scenes Tour - Costume and Textiles

Tour our costume and textiles stores of dresses, shoes, embroideries and more, and take a peek inside our closet of wonders. Booking essential on 01603 495897 / 493625.

Sunday 13 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special event ticket prices apply: Adult £15.00, Conc £14.25, Child (4-18) £12.75, Family ticket (1 adult and all children): £39.60, Family ticket (2 adults and all children): £52.80. It’s cheaper to book online at: www.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Day

Celebrate autumn with this beloved fruit! Bring your mystery apples to be identified, taste fresh apple juice or scrumptious cider, then stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties. See craftsmen demonstrate their skills and browse the stalls for local produce and treats.

Tuesday 15 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Times: 19:00 - 21:00  
Price:   Free


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Big Draw: Ink and Drink

Pick up a pen, grab a pint and unleash the artist within! Cartoonist and illustrator David Shenton will be on hand as you scribble the city from the top floor of The Sir Garnet pub in the centre of Norwich. Presented by Norwich Castle as part of The Big Draw Festival. Mad drawing skills are not required, materials provided. Booking essential, for availability email Daniella.Hadley@norfolk.gov.uk 18+ only.

Thursday 17 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 17 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 15:00   Tours take place at 11am and 2pm
Price:   Tickets £5, Museums Pass £4.50. Advance booking essential. Visit www.arttickets.org.uk or tel. 01362 869251


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
West Runton Mammoth Tours

At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double-decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as an African Elephant. Join palaeontologist and curator Dr David Waterhouse as he reveals the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre. Advance booking essential.

Thursday 17 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 17 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 15:00  
Price:   £55.00 per person. £50.00 for Norfolk Museums Pass holders.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Letterpress Art

Join us for this unique one day workshop run by Norfolk based Print to the People. Letterpress is a traditional printing technique that has been used for hundreds of years. Originally developed to print text from metal type, letterpress has recently been adopted by artists, illustrators and graphic designers as an elegant way to combine text and imagery on the page. To book, please visit: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-workhouse/2019-10-17-letterpress-art

Friday 18 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Friday 18 October 2019
Times: 11:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Booking essential, tel: 01493 743930 Museum Pass Holders £2.75, Adult £3.75


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Winter Talk- Victorian Vulnerability: How was mental health treated in local Workhouses?

A talk by Rebecca Hale (Gressenhall Education Officer) What were Victorian attitudes to mental health? What was their response in state institutions, such as Workhouses? This talk will predominately use stories from Gressenhall (Mitford and Launditch Union) Workhouse to look at how a local workhouse treated its vulnerable inmates, suffering from mental health. It will also reflect on the stories of Harriet Kettle, from Dereham and Lorina Bulwer, from Great Yarmouth.

Saturday 19 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 19 October 2019
Times: 12:00 - 13:00  
Price:   Included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Children £8.50, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Lady is a Vamp

Get your gothic style inspiration with our collection of Victorian mourning collection of Victorian costume and accessories - plus take a look at the city's very best '80s and '90s goth trends!