7th July 2018

Freemen Free Admission for the Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ hall

There will be free admission for the public at Strangers’ Hall Museum and The Museum of Norwich from 24th July – 5th August. Strangers’ Hall will be open on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4.30pm. The Museum of Norwich will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4.30pm.

At the Museum of Norwich, you can see displays setting out the city’s rich industrial heritage as well as enjoying a mini hare trail as they host some of the children’s GoGoHare sculptures this summer.

The museum is also home to the Jacquard Loom, a 19th-century handloom which has been restored to full working order a rare opportunity to see a star exhibit.

Visitors can look out for the intriguing merchant’s marks at Strangers’ Hall. These were used by merchants, most of whom were freemen, to identify their goods.

There are also lots of artefacts from the textile industry at the Museum of Norwich. Many freemen were textile merchants and weavers and the industry dominated Norwich in centuries past.

There is no need to book simply turn up on the day for the free entry this summer and step back in time to enjoy two of Norwich’s treasured collections at both The Museum of Norwich and Strangers’ Hall.

There will be a variety of activities for children during your visit, including visiting some of the GoGoCreate leverets which are part of the GoGoHares trail.

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