Norfolk

Properties and events in Norfolk

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'Bee-Roads'

Cathedral House, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A fun trail designed for children - learn about the beehives at the Cathedral, and follow the 'Bee-Roads' as you discover the numerous saints who are connected with bees!

‘Our Journey towards Salvation.’ A Talk on the East Window.

Cathedral House, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

This talk discusses the stained glass of the East Window. Designed by Dunstan Powell in the early 1900s, the window depicts the story of our journey towards salvation, from before God created the universe to the present day.

154 years of continuous play

30 Trafford Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2QW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and see one of Norwich’s ‘hidden gems’ where outdoor bowls has been played for 154 years. Active club in delightful garden setting.

1920s Style Afternoon at The Boating Lake

Island Cafe, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A 1920s themed afternoon on the Boating Lake with free boats and entertainment as part of Waterways Great Yarmouth Heritage Week.

28-32 King Street

28-32, King Street, Smithfield Cottage, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

View this house with its Norman interior. The oldest secular house in King's Lynn.

A Church for Every Week, a Pub for Every Day - Walking Tour

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF
In person
Pre-booking required

We all know the old saying about Norwich, but is it true? Explore some of the city’s churches and pubs and uncover some interesting, often surprising, facts about their history, as well as unearthing some connections with our European neighbours.

A hidden gem – County School Station

County School, North Elmham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to explore this classic Great Eastern Railway junction station and discover how the station linked to the rest of the world through rail and maritime connections.

A Passion for Paisley: Design a Pine

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW
In person
Pre-booking required

A hands on workshop exploring the Norfolk 'pine' designs, similar to paisley patterns, seen on Victorian shawls manufactured in Norwich in the 19th Century.

A rescued railway - Wymondham's lost rail route

Wymondham Abbey Station, Becketswell Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9PH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Just what was involved in getting trains back on the abandoned railway between Wymondham and Dereham - and now, in keeping it safely operational? And where does Wymondham Abbey Station fit in?

A.F. Scott the individualist & his architecture

Cromer Museum, East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB
In person
Pre-booking required

Architect A.F. Scott (1854-1936) designed from the traditional to reinforced concrete. His great-granddaughter tells how his religious beliefs, independent travels & fantastic knowledge of structural engineering informed his work in Cromer & beyond

Above and all around us - the Second Air Division and their legacy

American Library, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk, NR21AW
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a day of talks and collections displays as we examine the US Army Air Forces in WW2 East Anglia through the items they left behind and discuss their lasting impact on the landscape.

Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue

Essex Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2BL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and tour the Synagogue and learn about the history of the building. There will also be plenty of Jewish artefacts to view and hear about their history and use in the synagogue. There will be free refreshments available.

All aboard the ARC Express!

Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre, 14 Great Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7JN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and celebrate the Girlguiding Norfolk's ARC's Museum Accreditation award by finding out all about the amazing history of guiding. Join in with practical activities to learn more about being a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger over the years.

All Saints' Church

Hillington Square, Smithfield Cottage, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Unique anchorhold. The oldest church in King's Lynn.

Alleyways East Walking Tour

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF
In person
Pre-booking required

Taking its cue from this year’s theme of Routes, Networks and Connections, this tour gives us an opportunity to look at some of the alleyways, passages and yards that thread their way between the major roads to the east of Norwich city centre.

Animals in the Church

St Mary's Church, High Road, Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9NZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Walk around the church in search of animals. Some are in plain sight, some more hidden. From eagles to lions, from tortoise to lamb. Follow a mini safari trail and see how many you can find.

Anna Sewell House

26 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Anna Sewell House in Great Yarmouth is the birthplace of the Black Beauty Author Anna Sewell. Redwings Horse Sanctuary took on guardianship of this special building in 2022.

Attics and Cellars tours - Felbrigg Hall

National Trust, Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR
In person
Pre-booking required

Follow our amazing guides as they take you down to our Tudor cellar and up to our Jacobean and Restoration Period Attics. Go behind the scenes and see some of the collection that we have in storage.

Attleborough Heritage Group

Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A themed on our town’s history of the Turnpike, Railways in and connected to Attleborough.

Baden Powell Fishing boat (LN138)

At the pontoons, South Quay, Smithfield Cottage, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EQ
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Pre-booking not required

The only survivor of King Lynn's cockling fleet