Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Museums Service comprises museums, collections study centres and countywide services relating to archaeology and education.

Norfolk Museums Service was established in 1974 when the County and District Councils in Norfolk agreed to delegate their museum powers to a Joint Committee to manage museums through a county-wide Museums Service. NMAS is now regarded as one of the leaders in the museum sector and in 2012 was successful in its bid for major investment from Arts Council England. NMAS is one of only sixteen museum services in England to be awarded Major Partner Museum status by the Arts Council. Click here to find out more about how this funding is helping us improve services.


Ancient House

An exceptional Tudor House in the heart of Thetford where you can find out about famous people from Thetford's past and see collections that span the centuries.

Cromer Museum

A cosy fisherman's cottage where you can discover the town's history along with an amazing fossil collection and photographic portraits by Olive Edis.

Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan merchant's house depicting Victorian life, along with Tudor costumes and the 'Conspiracy Room'.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

The museum is a great day out whether you want to learn about the lives of Norfolk people in the past or relax and have a good time with your friends and family.

Lynn Museum

The home of  the 4,000 year old Seahenge, plus the history of King's Lynn, a collection of Egyptian Shabti figures and even a fairground galloper!

Strangers' Hall

Fascinating Tudor house with 17th century knot garden.

The Tolhouse Museum

One of the oldest Gaols in the country, dating back to the 12th century.

Time and Tide Museum

Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.