May at Norfolk Museums

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May at Norfolk Museums

The Legend Returns

Norwich Castle

Max Sebald

New Exhibition: Lines of Sight: W G Sebald’s East Anglia, 10 May 2019 - 5 Jan 2020.   


Special Exhibition: Viking: Rediscover the Legend, Until 8 Sept.

Continuing Exhibitions: Magritte: The Lost Painting; John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London.


May Half-term activities: The Legend Returns!

Tours: Norwich School of Artists; The Medieval Castle Keep; Female Voices, Shirehall Courtroom

Museums at Night

Free Evening Event: Museums at Night: Keepsakes, Sat 18 May.

Adult Workshops: Castle Writers, Sat 4 May.

Talks: Taboo: Undercover of the Knight, 4 May, Pagans and Christians: Scandinavian Religious Identity in Viking-Age England, 7 May, Introduction to Lines of Sight: W.G. Sebald’s East Anglia, 14 May, When is a Viking not a Viking? Strange Depictions in Later Medieval Manuscripts, 21 May. 

Strangers' Hall


Lego challenge: Calling all Blockheads! Weds 29 May.

Museum of Norwich

City of Ale, Evening Event Fri 24 May.

Pills for All Ills

Half-term Fun: Pills for all Ills! Tues 28 May - Sat 1 Jun.

Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning, Thurs 23 May.

Undercroft Tour, Sat 25 May.

Ancient House

Olive Edis

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

Craft Clubs: Knit & Knatter, Tues 7 & Thurs 16 May,  Mardle & Make, Tues 7 May.

Talk: WE Johns, Biggles & Snarehill Airfield, Tues 14 May.

May Half-term Trail: The Farmer's in his Dell! 25 May - 1 Jun.

Under 5s: Mini Museum Club: How Does Your Garden Grow?, Thurs 30 May.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Once Upon a Time

Exhibition: Once Upon a Time, Until 27 Oct.   

Day with a Difference: Winging It! Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.   

School's Out: Create! Awash with Colour, Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun.  

retro revival
Murder Mystery

Special Event Day: Retro Revival, Bank Holiday Mon 27 May,

Murder Mystery Evening: A Pound of Flesh: Murder on the Home Front, Fri 31 May & Sat 1 Jun.

Time and Tide

Medieval Medicine

Exhibition: Medieval Medicine, Until 22 Sept.  Plus accompanying trail.

Free Evening Event: Museums at Night: Medieval Mayhem, Fri 17 May.

Event Day: Powerful Potions, Weds 29 May.

Elizabethan House

Household Help

Trail: Kitchen Garden Potions, Until 31 Oct.   

Free Evening Event: Museums at Night: Medieval Mayhem, Fri 17 May, 6 - 10pm.

Event Day: Household Help! Mon 27 May.

Tolhouse Gaol


Trail: Criminal Minds - Stories from the Death Heads, until 31 Oct,

Free Evening Event: Museums at Night: Medieval Mayhem, Fri 17 May.

Event Day: The Criminal Cranium, Fri 31 May.

Cromer Museum

Olive and Friends

Trail: Deep History Coast Safari Trail, until 27 Oct.   

Free Evening Event: Museums at Night: Mini Monsters, Sat 18 May.

Half-term activities: Secrets of the Dark Darkroom, Tues 28 May, Crafty Cromer: Olive & Company, Thurs 30 May.

Lynn Museum


Continuing Exhibition: Animal ABC.

Exhibition: Snettisham Treasure, Showing until 1 Sept .

Under 5s: Mini Museum Club, Tues 14 May.

Event: Fairground Animals with Isabelle King, Thurs 30 May.

Stories of Lynn

Stories of Lynn

Free Sewing Club: Sewing the Stories of Lynn, Mondays, 1 - 4pm. Booking essential 01553 774297.