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Big summer of fun in Norfolk Museums

While we’re delighted that our three largest museums will be reopening to the public on an advance booking basis from 3 August, activities on site will necessarily be limited by the need to maintain social distancing. But never fear, learning teams across all our museums have been developing an exciting array of online opportunities to keep families and adults active and entertained over the summer holidays.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

ST*ART Online

Online resources through August

ST*ART Online is a brand new programme of art workshops for young people aged 11-16 led by artist Ali Atkins. It consists of six sessions and will include activities introduced by Ali, ‘Meet the Artist’ videos, and the opportunity for participants to share their work.

ST*ART Online is supported by Town Close Estate Charity, East Anglia Art Fund, Norwich University of the Arts and the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme.

Super Stitchers!

Workshops via Zoom - 19, 21, 26 and 28 August.

This series of new online workshops for children aged 6-11 and their caregivers is inspired by the amazing quilts and textile pieces in the museum’s collection. Artist Genevieve Rudd will guide you through crafty activities you can try at home. Workshops are free, spaces limited. Check the website for full details coming soon.

Connect-Create

Workshops via Zoom - Thursdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 August

Inspired by objects in the Castle collections for adults to enjoy from home, these free online creative workshops are led by local artists Sophia Shuvalova and Dr Tim Willey. Find out more and book on one of the four Connect-Create workshops.


Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Online ‘tours’

Online resources - 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August.

Each ‘tour’ focuses on a different Norwich theme including the history of chocolate in Norwich, marvellous medicines and shoes. Thanks to the Norwich Freemen for their generous funding of this activity.

View the tours on the Museum of Norwich Facebook page.

Lockdown Livingroom Escape Challenge

Accept the challenge to create your very own escape game with Herbert the Hapless Historian. The masterminds behind the museum’s two existing escape games have been drafted in to devise a series of short films revealing some of the secrets of putting together puzzles to make a game.


Strangers’ Hall

Secret Worlds

Online resources - Monday 27 July - Friday 4 September

You are invited to discover some of the creatures that inhabit micro-worlds with our Senior Curator of Natural History, Dr David Waterhouse.


Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Online resources - weekly throughout the summer holidays.

If you can’t make it to Gressenhall, try out their online activities. With a changing weekly theme there will be plenty to keep children happily occupied.

Murder in the Workhouse

Become a detective and solve a murder in this online murder mystery. Find out about life in the workhouse as you try and figure out who did away with Mr Richard Barker.


Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Sketch-along workshops

Online pre-recorded workshops, Saturdays from 8 August

Time and Tide’s online offer includes recordings of their popular Saturday Sketch-along workshops. Starting from 8 August, you can try out different drawing and collage techniques with artist Genevieve Rudd, each themed to historical favourites such as Romans and the Home Front.

Makes at Home

Online resources - 29 July; 5, 12, 19, 26 August; 3 September

Each week we will offer short and sweet craft videos featuring activities which are designed to be super easy for families to do at home. Inspired by our collections, each week will be themed to a different part of Yarmouth’s heritage.

Summer Talks

Online pre-recorded talks - weekly from 7 August

This series of shorter pre-recorded talks investigate a variety of subjects and interests suitable for an older audience.

To check out full details of these events visit Time and Tide’s Facebook page.

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