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Monday 30 May 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Flint Rocks! Exhibition

Everything you ever wanted to know about flint but were afraid to ask. From fossils to flakes and soldiers to strike-a-lights, this exhibition throws light on this very versatile stone. Discover the people who worked and used it, and find out about flint’s Japanese cousin, obsidian.

Monday 30 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30   25 minutes
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Norwich Castle

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic Norwich Castle. The magnificent Norman Keep was originally designed in the 11th century as a Royal Palace and was fit for a King! Suitable for adults and older children.

Monday 30 May 2016
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am - 5pm
Price:   Standard admission price.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Rock n Roll at Gressenhall

Get into the swing with a 1950’s tea dance and live music from the B-Sides. Sit back and enjoy period fashion shows and discover how to get the vintage look. If classic cars are more your thing, admire a range of period vehicles, from a 1956 Chevrolet to an American Ford Pick-up Truck. Don't forget to visit the Vintage Market with lots of period treasures on sale!

Monday 30 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Catch the dragons before they fly!

Your last chance to see the wonderful 'A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons' Conquer the fabulous beasts trail and earn your own set of Dragon Wings. Make a Hiccup helmet or dragon crown. Try your hand at Dragonese and watch a film of Cressida Cowell reading extracts from her book.

Monday 30 May 2016
Time & Tide
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £5.50, Conc. £5.20, Young Person £4.40, Family tickets (1 adult + children) £14.00, (2 adults + children) £18.70, Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
May Day Make Do & Mend!

Looking at your wardrobe and wondering how to glam things up? Come to our Make Do & Mend event and learn the art of making do! From collection items that show how our ancestors changed their clothes to reflect new fashions to upcycling your own items.

Monday 30 May 2016
Time & Tide
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £5.50, Conc. £5.20, Young person (4-18) £4.40 Family tickets (1 adult + children) £14.00, (2 adults + children) £18.70, Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock

Harry Hammond was Britain's leading showbiz photographer for nearly two decades. Starting in the late 1940s, he captured the definitive images of virtually every leading British musician, as well as many visiting American artists. From Tommy Steele to the Beatles and Shirley Bassey to Dusty Springfield, Harry Hammond captured the emergence of the British rock 'n' rollers. This exhibition promises to take visitors on a journey back to the birth of British rock through photographs from the collections of the V&A.

Monday 30 May 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Token Traders

How Norwich traders made their own money.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Token Traders

How Norwich traders made their own money.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Time & Tide
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £5.50, Conc. £5.20, Young person (4-18) £4.40 Family tickets (1 adult + children) £14.00, (2 adults + children) £18.70, Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock

Harry Hammond was Britain's leading showbiz photographer for nearly two decades. Starting in the late 1940s, he captured the definitive images of virtually every leading British musician, as well as many visiting American artists. From Tommy Steele to the Beatles and Shirley Bassey to Dusty Springfield, Harry Hammond captured the emergence of the British rock 'n' rollers. This exhibition promises to take visitors on a journey back to the birth of British rock through photographs from the collections of the V&A.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with usual museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife

9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years. Weird and Wonderful – enjoy a family friendly guided walk around the Natural History Gallery and find out more about some of the often overlooked and stranger specimens in the collection. Tours at 11am, 12 noon, 2 & 3pm. Wildlife Chart – record your own ‘firsts’ of the year and use your own records to plot wildlife changes. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Fun and Games

Discover toys from the past and challenge your family to a whole host of games at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse this half term. Find out about the toys children used to play with and have a go yourself! Challenge your family to some traditional games. For some additional fun, join us on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help create life size models of our Workhouse dolls which will feature in the opening celebrations of the Voices from the Workhouse project.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:30   10am - 4.30pm
Price:   Adults; £5.50,Conc £5.20, Children £4.40, Family (1 adult and all children) £14.00, Family (2 adults and all children) £18.70. Pop in for a pound from 3.30pm onwards.


01603 629127
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Half Term Family Fun

This half term, come and find out more about the city’s rich textile heritage. Take the textiles trail around the museum and then have a go at weaving on a mini loom, or colour in your own design of Norwich shawl. And today, join our curator to get up close to all the tools of the textiles trade from sheep shears, to wool combs and spindles.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30   25 minutes
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Norwich Castle

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic Norwich Castle. The magnificent Norman Keep was originally designed in the 11th century as a Royal Palace and was fit for a King! Suitable for adults and older children.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Lynn Museum
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Art of the Mart: Savages, Famous Fairground Makers of Lynn Exhibition

The story of King’s Lynn’s iconic creators of merry-go-rounds – including a close look at the art, craft and design of the fairground.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   50p plus museum admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
The Queen is in her all together! Museum Trail

Can you help the Queen find her clothes? Help the Queen get dressed and win a small prize. Saturday 28 May - Saturday 4 June

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Flint Rocks! Exhibition

Everything you ever wanted to know about flint but were afraid to ask. From fossils to flakes and soldiers to strike-a-lights, this exhibition throws light on this very versatile stone. Discover the people who worked and used it, and find out about flint’s Japanese cousin, obsidian.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Flint Rocks! Exhibition

Everything you ever wanted to know about flint but were afraid to ask. From fossils to flakes and soldiers to strike-a-lights, this exhibition throws light on this very versatile stone. Discover the people who worked and used it, and find out about flint’s Japanese cousin, obsidian.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   50p plus museum admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
The Queen is in her all together! Museum Trail

Can you help the Queen find her clothes? Help the Queen get dressed and win a small prize. Saturday 28 May - Saturday 4 June

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Lynn Museum
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Art of the Mart: Savages, Famous Fairground Makers of Lynn Exhibition

The story of King’s Lynn’s iconic creators of merry-go-rounds – including a close look at the art, craft and design of the fairground.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 13:00   10.30am to 1pm
Price:   £2 or £1.50 for Museum Pass Holders and Friends


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Discovery Day: A Right Royal Romp!

Find out about Ancient House's links to the Royal Family. Handle some real objects from the past and create your own Royal themed crafts

Wednesday 01 June 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:30   10am - 4.30pm
Price:   Adults; £5.50,Conc £5.20, Children £4.40, Family (1 adult and all children) £14.00, Family (2 adults and all children) £18.70. Pop in for a pound from 3.30pm onwards.


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Half Term Family Fun

This half term, come and find out more about the city’s rich textile heritage. Take the textiles trail around the museum and then have a go at weaving on a mini loom, our colour in your own design of Norwich shawl. Today, join our colleagues from Family Learning for a packed day of family activities themed on textiles and patterns.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Time & Tide
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £5.50, Conc. £5.20, Young Person £4.40, Family tickets (1 adult + children) £14.00, (2 adults + children) £18.70, Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Time for a Spin....

Discover the joy of the vinyl record and look at some iconic covers from the 50s & 60s. Have a go at designing a cover to that band you have always wanted to be in!

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Elizabethan House
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £4.80, Conc. £4.60, Young person (4-18) £3.90, Family tickets (1 adult + all children) £12.30, (2 adults + all children £16.30), Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £1.00


01493 745526
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
A Civil War Conspiracy

Find out more about a common soldier's life during the English Civil War and the links to Great Yarmouth

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   10am to 5pm
Price:   Included in museum admission


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Fun and Games

Discover toys from the past and challenge your family to a whole host of games at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse this half term. Find out about the toys children used to play with and have a go yourself! Challenge your family to some traditional games. For some additional fun, join us on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help create life size models of our Workhouse dolls which will feature in the opening celebrations of the Voices from the Workhouse project.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Time & Tide
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Included in museum admission - Adult £5.50, Conc. £5.20, Young person (4-18) £4.40 Family tickets (1 adult + children) £14.00, (2 adults + children) £18.70, Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £2.00


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock

Harry Hammond was Britain's leading showbiz photographer for nearly two decades. Starting in the late 1940s, he captured the definitive images of virtually every leading British musician, as well as many visiting American artists. From Tommy Steele to the Beatles and Shirley Bassey to Dusty Springfield, Harry Hammond captured the emergence of the British rock 'n' rollers. This exhibition promises to take visitors on a journey back to the birth of British rock through photographs from the collections of the V&A.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30   Suggested donations to Hawk and Owl trust for face painting. Other activities free with museum admission.
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate 90 Years of Norfolk Wildlife

Join the Hawk and Owl Trust for exciting hands-on activities including face painting and a conservation trail. Weird and Wonderful – enjoy a family friendly guided walk around the Natural History Gallery and find out more about some of the often overlooked and stranger specimens in the collection. Tours at 11am, 12 noon, 2 & 3pm. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there. Butterfly Explorers –Discover Margaret Fountaine’s beautiful butterfly collection and make explorer’s envelopes to hold your own precious objects. 9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult: £25, Conc: 22.50, Museum Pass: £20


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Art Workshops, Lifting the layers: working with oils

Art masterclass with Garry Pereira for beginning or improving adult artists. Explore painting with oils, including pigments, painting techniques, blending colours and applying texture and definition. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own. Booking essential: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625

Wednesday 01 June 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Token Traders

How Norwich traders made their own money.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Strangers' Hall
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 667229
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
A Shakespearean Summer

Discover life in Shakespeare's time, when Strangers' Hall was a leading Norwich residence. Browse through Shakespearean Times, try writing with a quill pen, decipher old documents and snap a selfie with Elizabethan props. Join Norfolk Adult Education Family Learning Team and mae your own Shakespeare trinket.

Thursday 02 June 2016
The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
Date:
Thursday 02 June 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 493625
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Token Traders

How Norwich traders made their own money.