Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Norwich

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Situated in a building that once housed a prison and shoe factory, Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell tells the story of social and industrial life in Norwich from the 19th century to the present day. Dozens of displays narrate the development of the city's major industries, which once included weaving, shoemaking, milling, brewing, and chocolate-making. A special exhibit dedicated to the history of the museum's building features engaging audio-visual presentations designed to expose the harrowing details about everyday life inside the former prison. The museum also houses a recreated pawnbroker's shop and pharmacy. Take a look at our Norwich online tour itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Absolutely loved this museum. So many interesting exhibits of life in Norwich through the ages. Lots of interactive elements as well as filmed & recorded accounts from ordinary people. The best... 
    Absolutely loved this museum. So many interesting exhibits of life in Norwich through the ages. Lots of interactive elements as well as filmed & recorded accounts from ordinary people. The best...  more »
  • So by chance this shelter form the rain turned out to be a brilliant collection of artefacts and stories of Norwich's past. So well put together. Well worth a visit even when the sun is shining! 
    So by chance this shelter form the rain turned out to be a brilliant collection of artefacts and stories of Norwich's past. So well put together. Well worth a visit even when the sun is shining!  more »
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  • Well presented treasure trove of local history. Great reminder of manufacturing industries no sadly gone. Some great audio recollections too.
  • I have lived in Norwich for a long time but hadn’t got round to visiting this gem of a museum until recently. It’s full of interesting exhibits and information about Norwich as well as the history of the Bridewell itself. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn more about Norwich’s history

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