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13 Museums to explore in Norfolk


Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.

City of Norwich Aviation Museum
City of Norwich Aviation MuseumOld Norwich Rd, Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10 3JF, UK

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is located on the northern edge of Norwich International Airport and is reached by road through the village of Horsham St. Faith. There is a good collection of aircraft including an Avro Vulcan B.2 which flew into the airport after its retirement from service in 1983. The museum welcomed its newest exhibit in October 2020 when it received EL-RJN this aircraft is 21 years old and is an Avro RJ85.

Cromer Museum
Cromer Museum4 Tucker St, Cromer NR27 9BF, UK

Explore this cosy Victorian fisherman's cottage and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end of the 19th century. Cromer Museum is located along Church Street, near the church in the town’s centre. Browse in the Old Cromer Gallery with its huge archive of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer's history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing.

Dads Army Museum Thetford
Dads Army Museum ThetfordCage Ln, Thetford IP24 2DS, UK

The Dad's Army Museum is a museum located in Cage Lane in Thetford in Norfolk, England, dedicated to the popular BBC comedy series Dad's Army. Many of the outdoor locations were filmed in the local area. The museum is housed in the old fire station at the rear of Thetford Guildhall, which itself stood in for Walmington-on-Sea Town Hall in several of the episodes.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm & WorkhouseGressenhall, Beetley, Dereham NR20 4DR, UK

This is a unique museum hosting a traditional working farm, home to the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed livestock. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm, many indoor displays and a café

Muckleburgh Military Collection
Muckleburgh Military CollectionWeybourne Camp A149 The Street Weybourne, Holt NR25 7EH, UK

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is the finest private Museum of military memorabilia in the United Kingdom. It includes tanks, armoured cars, bombs, artillery and missiles used by the allied armies during World War II. It incorporates the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Museum of uniforms, weapons, photographs and documents.

Museum of the Broads
Museum of the BroadsThe Poor's, Staithe Rd, Stalham, Norwich NR12 9DA, UK

The Museum of the Broads is an accredited museum and registered charity in Stalham, Norfolk, England. It describes its mission as being to "bring the story of the Broads alive". The Norfolk Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Museum has an extensive collection of boats, models, marsh working tools, boat plans, paintings, books, photographs, postcards, wildlife, and social history items and memorabilia.

Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Norfolk Museums Service holds over three million objects within its varied collections ranging from Natural History, Social History, World collections and Archaeology to Contemporary Art and Regimental History. Many of the collections are of national and international importance.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
RAF Air Defence Radar MuseumBirds Ln, Norwich NR12 8YB, UK

The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum is a museum on the site of the former Royal Air Force radar and control base RAF Neatishead. The Museum tells the story of Air Defence and Radar from 1935 to date. Using a combination of a guided tour and over 23 themed rooms, the visitor is encouraged to find out about this previously Secret World. It includes a complete Cold War-era Operations Room from which the air defense of Britain was conducted for several decades and so more.

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
RNLI Henry Blogg MuseumThe Rocket House, The Gangway, Cromer NR27 9HE, UK

A beautiful museum that tells fascinating history of the lifeboats and crew that worked out of this seaside town, and showcases the incredible conditions and risks they had to work in. This family-friendly museum tells the courageous history of saving lives at sea in Cromer. The first lifeboat was brought to Cromer in 1805 and the incredible volunteers have won 64 medals for their amazing efforts through the past 200 years.

Sheringham Museum
Sheringham MuseumLifeboat Plain, Sheringham NR26 8BG, UK

Sheringham Museum at the Mo is a museum in the town of Sheringham, Norfolk, England. It tells the fascinating story of Sheringham's history through its people and boats. Our displays about the history of Sheringham include wonderful objects, such as the zeppelin bomb which hit the town in World War One and work by famous local artists, including Tom Armes and Olive Edis.

ThursfordThursford, Fakenham NR21, UK

Thursford Collection, which is an assortment of steam engines and fairground organs housed in a museum. The collection was founded by the late George Cushing and what began as a hobby turned into one of the world's most important steam and fairground museums. The collection includes a Mighty Wurlitzer which is the fourth-largest in Europe and has a total of 1,339 pipes.

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth LifeBlackfriars' Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, UK

Time & Tide in Great Yarmouth is set in one of the UK's best-preserved Victorian Herring curing works and tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its ice age origins to the present day. The museum is centered on Great Yarmouth's rich maritime and fishing heritage, mainly focusing on the history of Yarmouth and the herring curing works. The museum features various exhibitions including a typical 'Row' from 1913, a Yarmouth quayside from the 1950s and hands-on displays, films, audio guides, and chi

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
True's Yard Fisherfolk MuseumNorth St, King's Lynn PE30 1QW, UK

True’s Yard is a heritage site and town museum celebrating the fishing community of the North End which made a significant contribution to Lynn’s economic and social life for 900 years. The cottages consist of just two rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. At one time in cottage no.5 a family of eleven squeezed into the tiny rooms.

Map of Museums to explore in Norfolk