Norfolk Collections Centre

The Norfolk Collections Centre is our open access storage facility. With over 3 million objects is our overall collection we need somewhere big enough to store all those not currently on display.

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Norfolk Collections Centre

Among our ‘star’ objects in store are the West Runton Mammoth, the famous Norwich Snap Dragons and a Mustard Stamper used to crush mustard seeds at the Colman’s factory in the 19th century.

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Norwich Snap Dragon

Although the Collections Centre has to function as a working museum store we set aside a number of days each year to allow the public access behind the scenes to explore our stored collections.

Here are our opening times for the 2018 season:

Half-Term: February 13th – 15th

Mother’s Day: March 11th (Print your own card)

Half-Term: May 29th -31st

Father’s Day: June 17th (Brewery themed tours)

Heritage Open Day: September 9th (Behind the scenes tours)

Half-Term: October 23rd – 25th

We are also open for West Runton Mammoth Tours deliver by our Natural History Curator, Dr David Waterhouse. Tours will run on the following dates: April 10th, June 12th & October 16th

Tickets are available from Art Tickets

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West Runton Mammoth

For more information please contact us at: collections.management@norfolk.gov.uk