Culture and Heritage

Culture & Heritage

Culture and Heritage in Norfolk is alive and kicking with a very rich cultural vein running through its day to day life. Norfolk is filled with amazing architechure, incredibly varied museums, thriving theatres, country estates and gardens to explore, inspiring art galleries to name just a few of the Cultural and Heritage experiences on offer. 

Norfolk has a very rich cultural vein running through its day to day life as it is filled with amazing architechure, incredibly varied museums, country estates and gardens to explore, inspiring art galleries to name just a few of the experiences on offer.

When the urge to race around taking advantage of all that entertains and amuses when on holiday in Norfolk, perhaps some time for culture will appeal to your senses. Spend a calm and relaxing day off from the holiday frenzy and immerse yourself in Norfolk culture and heritage.

Browse through the listings below to help you decide where you will start your exploration of the Culture and Heritage of Norfolk.  Alternatively use our interactive map to help you choose.

The Norfolk Broads
Cley Windmill through the Ages
Castle Rising
An amazing historic Castle in Kings Lynn perfect for tourists and anyone interested in history.
Museum of the Broads
A fantastic museum offering fun and activities for all the family to enjoy. Providing unique items and information about the Norfolk broads over the years.
Baconsthorpe Castle
A 15th century castle full of history, open to the general public to discover.
Waveney & Blyth Arts
Waveney & Blyth Arts
Check out our main programme of events. 'Celebrate', runs from May to October this year we’re exploring Bugs & Blossoms as our theme.
Norfolk and Film
From Satire to Ceramics
Roger Law Ceramics
Roger Law, the artist and co-creator of Spitting Image has an exhibition Satire to Ceramics, at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich from now until the 3rd April 2018
RAF Airfields in Norfolk during the Second World War
Birds Eye Views of Norfolk
USAAF WWII Air Bases
St John the Baptist Church
St John Church
A fine old Norfolk church with thatched roof of Norfolk reed well situated close to the Norfolk Broads.
Control Tower
Ever tried to imagine what it was like in the 2nd world war?
St Mary's Church Watton
St Mary's Watton
A historic religious sight which has existed since the 12th century.
Diss Corn Hall
Diss Corn Hall
Bring the whole family, we have everything to suit anyones needs from comedy to culture.
The Tolhouse
A once notorious prison in Great Yarmouth, now a museum full of amazing history of the crimes and punishments over the years.
Sheringham Museums
Mike Hick's Antiques
We offer a huge selection of antiques for you to look at and our stock is always changing. Have a look and see what you can find.
Hindringham Hall & Gardens
Hindringham Hall
Hindringham Hall House and Gardens is open to visitors on selected dates during the summer months.
Church of St Edmund
Church of St Edmund
The beautiful parish church of Saint Edmund is a renowned community spot for the market town of Downham Market
Norfolk Reedcutters
We are an association who deal with issues within the reedcutting industry.
Fishermen's Heritage
An ancient fishermen's shed, now a museum containing history and stories of a fishermen's life on the dangerous waters.
Muckleburgh Military
You can drive a car but can you drive a Tank?
Houghton Hall
Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses, with a fabulous walled garden and park to explore.
St Benet's Abbey
St Benet's Abbey
An isolated abbey with beautiful view of the River Bure and the surrounding country side.
Holt Antiques
Holt Antiques and Interiors sell a huge selection of antiques. Why not visit us and see what treasures you can find?
Lynn Museum
A historic museum telling the story of West Norfolk through the ages, containing thousands of objects and artefacts to explore.
Outdoor Sculpture Park at Sainsbury Centre
Outdoor Sculpture
Outoodr Sculpture Park at Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, open for all the family to enjoy
Sainsbury Centre
A Museum and Art Gallery, containing fantastic art work from all over the world.
Charles Burrell
A museum completely dedicated to steam power and steam transport, located in Thetford.
Sandringham Estate
The Queen's country retreat! Including the house, museum, country park and visitor centre.
The Muckleburgh Military Collection
Greyfriars Art Space
A place for artists to show case their fine art work, including exhibitions and events.
Swaffham Museum
An independent history museum, with displays from the stone age to modern day.
RAF Radar Museum
At the dawn of radar technology how did we protect our country from aerial attacks?
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Bressingham
A fantastic day out for all the family, take a trip on one of the three railways and enjoy our stunning gardens. Visit the Dad's Army exhibition and ride the vintage Gallopers.
Caister Castle
A 15th century castle, now home to Britain's largest motor vehicle collection.
Riverside Art
Immerse yourself in some of the most stunning art the county has to offer
Weeting Castle
Ruins of an Historic Castle, in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk countryside. Ideal for tourists exploring Norfolk land marks.
The Thursford Collection
Thursford
Go back in time to a place where the engine was a technological wonder!
The Princess Theatre
A coastal theatre which allows you to watch great shows and beautiful seaside sunsets.
Heritage Centre
If you want to find out the history of Aylsham then visit the Aylsham Heritage Centre.
Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle
Explore the pinnacle of Norfolk's tourist attractions. The 900 year old palace at the centre of the fine city of Norwich.
Superstructures - The New Architechture 1960-1990
Superstructures
SUPERSTRUCTURES: THE NEW ARCHITECTURE 1960-1990 24 March - 2 September 2018 - This year marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Bircham Windmill
A fully refurbished Historic Windmill, with an adjoined bakery, a must see tourist attraction for the whole family.
Harleston Museum
See artefacts relating to the life and times of the people of Harleston and the immediate surrounding parishes from pre-historic times to the present day
Gressenhall Farm
Explore the history of the 200 year old workhouse in Norfolk
Wymondham Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum
Discover the story of Wymondham
Castle Acre Priory
Castle Acre Priory
Come see the largest best preserved monastic site in England dating back to 1090.
Holkham Hall
A humungous hall and 25,000 acre agricultural estate which encompasses a wide variety of facilities.
Horsey Windpump
A beautiful little wind pump in a stunning location off the norfolk coast, with plenty of things to see and do.
Cow Tower
A historic defence tower built in Norwich, a great tourist attraction.
St Mary's Church Attleborough
St Mary's Church
A 12th century church and centre for community events in Attleborough.
Sutton Pottery Studio & Gallery
Sutton Pottery
Fascinating opportunity to watch a master craftsman at work in an open studio with a gallery full of stoneware he has created
Wymondham Abbey
Wymondham Abbey
A former abbey, now a parish church, situated in the lovely town of Wymondham.
Family Days Out
Family Days Out
Time & Tide
Experience maritime life in Great Yarmouth from the Ice Age to the present day
Stalham Firehouse Museum
Stalham Firehouse
Want to know how they fought fires in the 1800s? Take a journey through firehouse history.
St Margaret's Church
King's Lynn Minster
A beautiful 900 year old church which has a historic past and humungous church organs
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