History & Culture

History & Culture

Historical Norfolk

Both the history of Norfolk and the culture of Norfolk are fortunate to be blessed with a rich heritage which has paved the way for an extremely diverse culture. The visitor to Norfolk is surrounded by abundant evidence of the past heritage, from the historic Grimes Graves and neolithic man to the Norman Churches and Cathedral and then on to the very grand Stately Homes and Estates.  

The industries reliant on trading through the inland waterways, coastal fishing fleets and agriculture have also shaped how Norfolk is today. Today there are many influences in Norfolk all adding to it's wonderful culture.

Cultural Norfolk

The City of Norwich has a magnificent university and an renowned art college which attract thousands of international students, drawn here in part to our arts, the history and not to mention the way life here. Tourists from all over the world are drawn to this gentle county and can experience it life through the many museums and exhibitions that archive all that this peaceful and beautiful county now has to offer.

Browse through the articles and sections below to get a sense of the history and culture that has so finely shaped this county

Hindringham Hall & Gardens
Hindringham Hall
Hindringham Hall House and Gardens is open to visitors on selected dates during the summer months.
Cley Windmill through the Ages
Norfolk Vineyards
Lower Wood
A stunning ancient woodland in Norwich, with beautiful scenery teaming with wildlife and various plants, trees and flowers.
Sainsbury Centre
A Museum and Art Gallery, containing fantastic art work from all over the world.
Cow Tower
A historic defence tower built in Norwich, a great tourist attraction.
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.
USAAF WWII Air Bases
Norfolk Whisky
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.
Weeting Castle
Ruins of an Historic Castle, in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk countryside. Ideal for tourists exploring Norfolk land marks.
Charles Burrell
A museum completely dedicated to steam power and steam transport, located in Thetford.
The Tolhouse
A once notorious prison in Great Yarmouth, now a museum full of amazing history of the crimes and punishments over the years.
Grimes Graves
Family Days Out
Family Days Out
History of the Fens
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
Sheringham Museums
Swaffham Museum
An independent history museum, with displays from the stone age to modern day.
Famous Faces
Thetford Forest
Nelson's County
Horsey Windpump
A beautiful little wind pump in a stunning location off the norfolk coast, with plenty of things to see and do.
Fishermen's Heritage
An ancient fishermen's shed, now a museum containing history and stories of a fishermen's life on the dangerous waters.
Wells & Walsingham Railway
Lynn Museum
A historic museum telling the story of West Norfolk through the ages, containing thousands of objects and artefacts to explore.
Bircham Windmill
A fully refurbished Historic Windmill, with an adjoined bakery, a must see tourist attraction for the whole family.
Grand Estates in Norfolk
Norwich Snapshot
RAF Airfields in Norfolk during the Second World War
Greyfriars Art Space
A place for artists to show case their fine art work, including exhibitions and events.
Norfolk History
South Norfolk & The Brecks
Caister Castle
A 15th century castle, now home to Britain's largest motor vehicle collection.
Baconsthorpe Castle
A 15th century castle full of history, open to the general public to discover.
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