Museums

Museums

Norfolk has a fascinating past, rich in history so a trip to a local museum is a day well spent. Whether you are interested in Boudica's rebellious Iceni tribe during Roman occupation, the region's booming cotton and textile industries that made Norwich "the second city" in the Middle Ages, or how a secret Radar station at Horning helped the secure the skies in WWII, there is a vast range of historic material to capture your interest in the Norfolk Broads area. Search our listings of museums below to find a great day out today.

Norwich Life
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Bressingham
A great day out for all the family, take a trip on one of the three railways and admire our magnificent gardens. Visit the Dad's Army exhibition and ride the vintage Gallopers.
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The Sainsbury Centre
The Sainsbury Centre is a world-class Norman Foster building, where you can see fabulous art for free, relax in the cafe or restaurant and buy an unusual gift
Transport Museum
At East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville you can see the unique Museum of Street Transport.
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Nelson Museum
Welcome to the Nelson Museum, the only museum dedicated solely to telling the story of our national hero, Lord Horatio Nelson and the times in which he lived.
Nelson's Monument
Open July & August. daily (ex. Sat.) 2-6 pm. Monument erected in 1819, in honour of Nelson. 144 feet high. There are 217 steps to the top.
Norwich Castle
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago, a great day out when visiting the Broads
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Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral offers a unique experience for visitors and has welcomed visitors and pilgrims for more than 900 years
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Radar Museum
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, situated at RRH Neatishead, near Horning traces the history and development of Air Defence Radar from 1935 to the present day
Stalham Firehouse
The Stalham Firehouse was built in 1833 it is the second oldest firehouse in England. It is open from the 31st of March to the end of September. Free Admission.
St Benet's Abbey
St Benet's Abbey
Free entry. Ruins of a monastery founded by King Canute in 1020 AD. Access from the River Bure or farm track from the minor road off A1062.
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Steam Museum
We have Steam Engines, 100-ton working Beam Engines, Narrow Gauge Railway, 30's Fairground Ark, Mechanical Organs and Memorabilia lots to see and do
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Museum of The Broads
Museum of Broadland life set at Stalham Staithe.
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