February at Norfolk Museums

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February at Norfolk Museums

Half-term fun, Vikings, dragons, circus-skills, and more...

Norwich Castle


New Exhibition: Viking: Rediscover the Legend, 9 Feb - 8 Sept. See some of the most significant treasures ever discovered in Britain - featuring star objects from the British Museum and Yorkshire Museum. Exhibition tours are available on Wednesdays from 13 Feb – 20 Mar at 2pm.

Continuing Exhibitions: Magritte: The Lost Painting; Visible Women; John Sell Cotman in Norwich & London.

Tours: Norwich School of Artists; The Medieval Castle Keep; Female Voices.

Tuesday Talks: Curating the Viking Exhibition: An Introduction, 19 Feb, The Vikings in East Anglia - Evidence from the Soil, 26 Feb.

Talking Textiles: The Fashion Pages, Thurs 14 Feb.


Event Days: Invasion! Sat 9 Feb. Meet Ordgar - the wild Vikings of 'Norwic' and dress up in Scandi costume.   Archaeology Day - Dig the Vikings, Sat 23 Feb.

February Half-term Activities: Legend, Sat 16 - Sat 23 Feb (excluding Sunday), 10.30am - 3.30pm. Hair braiding, costumes, trails and crafty galore – plus… Warriors! Tues 19 & Weds 20 Feb, fight demonstrations. Vikings Ahoy! Weds 20 Feb, seafaring skills. Hiccup the Viking Drama, Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Feb, Wolves of the Sea with Aftermath Gaming Club, Sat 23 Feb.

Strangers' Hall

On Fire!

Holiday Activity: On Fire! Weds 20 Feb. Not so long ago, the naked flame was the only way to heat and light your home - find out more and try crafts.

Ancient House

Olive Edis

Exhibition: Olive Edis: Photographer, showing until 14 Sept.

Family Trail: Curiouser and Curiouser, Sat 16 - Sat 23 Feb.

Family Event: Victorian Museum, Tues 19 Feb.

Under 5s Event: Mini Museum Club Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Thurs 28 Feb.

Time and Tide


Exhibition: Circus! Show of Shows: Celebrating 250 Years of Circus, Showing until 3 Mar.

Trail: Show Must Go On! Until 3 Mar.

Friday Talks: Great Yarmouth in Literature, 1 Feb; Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and his Future, 8 Feb; Water, Mills and Marshes Project, 15 Feb.

Adult Workshop: Roll Up, Roll Up - Block Printing Workshop, Sun 10 Feb.

Half-term Activities: Circus Week! Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb, craft activities every day including… Clowning Around, Mon 18 & Fri 22 Feb, activities and poster printing; and Roll Up, Roll Up, Weds 20 Feb, circus-skills, dressing up and more!

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

School's Out

Half-term Holiday Activities: I’m in the Workhouse: get me out of here!  Mon 18 - Fri 22 Feb. Hunt for the keys, send secret messages, then get in disguise to sneak past the Workhouse Master!   

Out of the Closet Tours, Wed 20 Feb.

Museum of Norwich

Last Chance to see…: Picturing the Past, Showing until 16 Feb.  


Feb Half-term Fun: A Dragon's Tale, Sat 16 - Sat 23 Feb. Plus on 16 Feb hear Snap’s story.   

Undercroft Tour, Sat 23 Feb, Booking essential, 01603 629127.

Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning, Thurs 28 Feb, FREE.

Lynn Museum

Animal ABC

Continuing Exhibition: Animal ABC. Free admission until 31 Mar.

Family Trail: World War Wanderers, Sat 16 - Sat 23 Feb.

Family Event: Discovery Thursday: 1940s, Thurs 21 Feb.

Coffee Morning: The Mart, Weds 27 Feb.