The Norfolk Museums Development Foundation (NMDF) is an independent charity that was established in May 2014 to support Norfolk Museums Service and its partner organisations to secure funding for activities delivered by all ten NMS museums.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life


Built by the Normans as a Royal Palace over 900 years ago, Norwich Castle is now a museum and art gallery and home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine and decorative arts, archaeology and natural history, not only in the region but the country.

This wonderful family-friendly 50 acre site is the home of Norfolk’s rural life museum. It also features a working farm and a restored 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. You’ll need a whole day to begin to discover all its wonders.

Set in a preserved Victorian herring curing works the museum celebrates the unique story of Great Yarmouth from prehistoric origins to the present day. Wander through a Victorian ‘Row’ and see inside a fisherman’s home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas.



Strangers’ Hall, Norwich

The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn


This atmospheric building is one of Norwich’s oldest and most fascinating buildings, dating back to 1320. Strangers’ Hall was once home to the wealthy merchants and mayors who made medieval Norwich a great city. Stroll through a maze of interlinked rooms enriched with textiles and period objects, bringing the days of the Tudors and Stuarts vividly to life.

The Bridewell has been a merchant’s house, a house of correction, a tobacco warehouse and a shoe factory. Now The Museum of Norwich, it tells the stories of the people who helped create our modern city.

This vibrant community museum tells the West Norfolk Story and features a gallery dedicated to Seahenge, the unique 4,000-year-old timber circle.


Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Cromer Museum

Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth


This lively community-centred museum provides a fascinating insight into the rare Tudor house it occupies, alongside the wider history of Thetford and the Brecks.

Located on the High Street this converted fisherman’s cottage explores the history of Cromer as a popular seaside resort and a geological area of international importance.

This handsome 16th century home invites you to look into the lives of the families who lived there, from Tudor through to Victorian times.



The Tollhouse, Great Yarmouth


This 12th century site is one of the country’s oldest prisons. It vividly brings to life the story of crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth.






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