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

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