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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: 14:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Tour included with museum admission: Adults £9.90, Concessions £9.40, Family (1 adult) £26.10, Family (2 adults) £34.85


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Taboo - Colonialism in the Decorative Arts

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. Colonialism in the Decorative Arts - explore and discuss stories of racism, exploitation and Britain's imperial past.

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!

Saturday 19 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 19 October 2019
Times: 13:00 - 13:30  
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
Norwich School of Artists Tour

Discover the history of the famous Norwich School of Artists and explore our unique collection in this introductory tour.

Saturday 19 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Saturday 19 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc £5.90, Child (4 -18) £5.30, Family + 2 adults £21.80, Family + 1 adult £16.35, Twilight ticket (one hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt Can you find Wally in our collections? We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Kids In Museums & Walker Books UK. Fun hide and seek museum trail which is fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday 19 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 19 October 2019
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Activities 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
Like a Bat Out of Hell - Half-term fun!

Explore all things dark and spooky across our natural history, costume and textiles, art and history collections, with crafts, tours and more! Forge your way into our heavy metal collection of chains, shackles and scolds' bridles and hear tales of crimes gone by. Take a spooky snap in our hellish photo-booth complete with props inspired by the museum's most gruesome collections. Activities from 10.30am-3.30pm.

Saturday 19 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 19 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
School's Out: Awesome Autumn

Head outside to see the animals, explore the woods, farm and orchards. Discover how our ancestors kept their homes warm; hunt for winter warmers and make your own lantern.

Sunday 20 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 20 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
School's Out: Awesome Autumn

Head outside to see the animals, explore the woods, farm and orchards. Discover how our ancestors kept their homes warm; hunt for winter warmers and make your own lantern.

Monday 21 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
School's Out: Awesome Autumn

Head outside to see the animals, explore the woods, farm and orchards. Discover how our ancestors kept their homes warm; hunt for winter warmers and make your own lantern.

Monday 21 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Activities 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
Like a Bat Out of Hell - Half-term fun!

Explore all things dark and spooky across our natural history, costume and textiles, art and history collections, with crafts, tours and more! Forge your way into our heavy metal collection of chains, shackles and scolds' bridles and hear tales of crimes gone by. Take a spooky snap in our hellish photo-booth complete with props inspired by the museum's most gruesome collections. Activities from 10.30am-3.30pm.

Monday 21 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Times: 12:00 - 15:30   Sessions start at 12noon, 1.30pm and 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
Creatures of the Night

From glass eyes, to a man-eating crocodile; take a torch-lit tour of the Natural History gallery. Find out how creepy crawlies benefit our eco-systems and uncover intriguing stories from our collection. In partnership with Norwich Science Festival. Sessions at 12noon, 1.30pm & 3pm and last about 30-45 minutes. Book places on arrival.

Monday 21 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc £5.90, Child (4 -18) £5.30, Family + 2 adults £21.80 Family + 1 adult £16.35, Twilight ticket (one hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Herring Day

It's our favourite day of the year, Herring Day! Celebrate our town's heritage; meet Fisher Girls, venture on the wild side with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, get your face painted, join in with sea shanties, learn how to knit a gansey and make friendly fisher-folk to take home! As part of our Open October events schedule, tours and events throughout the day are supported by a BSL interpreter.

Monday 21 October 2019
Elizabethan House
Date:
Monday 21 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult £5.40, Conc £5.15, Child (4 -18) £4.60, Family + 2 adults £19.00, Family + 1 adult £14.25, Twilight ticket (one hour before closing) £1.50


01493 745526
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Apothecary’s Potions

Discover what weird and wonderful cures and remedies our apothecary has in store for you.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Time & Tide
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 16:30 - 17:30  
Price:   FREE


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Twilight Hour - Autism Friendly Open Hour

Enjoy the museum as a quiet environment with gallery projections, interactive exhibits, sound effects, hand driers and public announcements switched off. Ideal for people with autism or other sensory special needs.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Norfolk Collections Centre: Behind the Scenes

Explore a host of fascinating objects including the tusk of the West Runton mammoth, a medieval chance screen, and a 19th century mustard stamping machine from Colman's factory in Norwich.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 12:00 - 15:30   Sessions start at 12noon, 1.30pm and 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
Creatures of the Night

From glass eyes, to a man-eating crocodile; take a torch-lit tour of the Natural History gallery. Find out how creepy crawlies benefit our eco-systems and uncover intriguing stories from our collection. In partnership with Norwich Science Festival. Sessions at 12noon, 1.30pm & 3pm and last about 30-45 minutes. Book places on arrival.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 9:00 - 11:00  
Price:   Free. Advanced booking essential. Visit www.arttickets.org.uk or tel. 01362 869251


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Early Bird Opening

Children with autism and other special needs can enjoy the museum as a quiet environment, with gallery projections and sound effects switched off.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 15:00   11am - 3pm
Price:   Included with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Big Draw: Big Prints!

It's time for some big printing! Create your very own stamps with artist Kate Munro and use them to build a picture of Norwich's iconic medieval castle, sharing your memories of the Castle along the way. Delivered as part of The Big Draw.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Activities 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
Like a Bat Out of Hell - Half-term fun!

Explore all things dark and spooky across our natural history, costume and textiles, art and history collections, with crafts, tours and more! Forge your way into our heavy metal collection of chains, shackles and scolds' bridles and hear tales of crimes gone by. Take a spooky snap in our hellish photo-booth complete with props inspired by the museum's most gruesome collections. Activities from 10.30am-3.30pm.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 22 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.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 13:00  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc. £5.90, Child (4-18) £5.30, Family (1 adult) £16.35, Family (2 adults) £21.80.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Jacquard Loom Demonstration

Watch traditional weaving as our amazing Jacquard loom comes to life.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:30  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc. £5.90, Child (4-18) £5.30, Family (1 adult) £16.35, Family (2 adults) £21.80.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Colourful City

Discover the science of weaving and dyeing with family friendly activities. Part of Norwich Science Festival.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 13:00  
Price:   £2 or £1 for Friends and Museums Pass Holders including admission.


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Second World War Dicovery Day

War has broken out at Ancient House. Come along to the museum and learn how people coped with life during WWII. Discover how we “make do and mend”, find out if you could live on a ration and handle real WWII objects.

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
School's Out: Awesome Autumn

Head outside to see the animals, explore the woods, farm and orchards. Discover how our ancestors kept their homes warm; hunt for winter warmers and make your own lantern.

Wednesday 23 October 2019
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Adult £12.90, Conc. £12.25, Child (4-18) £10.95, Family (1 adult) £34.10, Family (2 adults) £45.40.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
School's Out: Awesome Autumn

Head outside to see the animals, explore the woods, farm and orchards. Discover how our ancestors kept their homes warm; hunt for winter warmers and make your own lantern.

Wednesday 23 October 2019
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:30  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc. £5.90, Child (4-18) £5.30, Family (1 adult) £16.35, Family (2 adults) £21.80.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Colourful City

Discover the science of weaving and dyeing with family friendly activities. Part of Norwich Science Festival.

Wednesday 23 October 2019
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Times: 11:00 - 13:00  
Price:   Adult £6.20, Conc. £5.90, Child (4-18) £5.30, Family (1 adult) £16.35, Family (2 adults) £21.80.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Jacquard Loom Demonstration

Watch traditional weaving as our amazing Jacquard loom comes to life.

Wednesday 23 October 2019
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Activities 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
Like a Bat Out of Hell - Half-term fun!

Explore all things dark and spooky across our natural history, costume and textiles, art and history collections, with crafts, tours and more! Forge your way into our heavy metal collection of chains, shackles and scolds' bridles and hear tales of crimes gone by. Take a spooky snap in our hellish photo-booth complete with props inspired by the museum's most gruesome collections. Activities from 10.30am-3.30pm.