A magnificent Tudor merchant’s house
This beautiful building has been home to merchants and mayors through the ages. A museum since 1900, its stunning Tudor and Stuart interiors now house rich furnishings and textiles that give a real feel for the day to day life of its wealthy former owners.
Starting with the stunning Great Hall, your visit will take you through a maze of rooms featuring sumptuous bed hangings, gorgeous wooden panelling, a treasure trove of children’s books and toys, and recreations of vast feasts from the past. There’s a delightful 17th century knot garden – perfect for sunny days. Guided tours and Costumed guides. For access to reserve collections (including a nationally important collection of children’s books, toys and games) contact the curator. Recommended length of visit: 2 hours
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Other good things to do near by
Strangers’ Hall is on the edge of the Norwich Lanes, a vibrant area of independent shops, bars and restaurants. The nearby halls, St Andrews and Blackfriars, are part of the only English Friary to survive intact from the medieval period. There are good café bars in Norwich Arts Centre, Cinema City and Norwich Playhouse, each just minutes away. Ten minutes to Dragon Hall and Norwich Castle which includes the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum.
Travel and parking
In the centre of Norwich 10 to 15 minutes walk from the railway and bus stations. 5 minutes from Norwich market and St Andrews car park. By public transport it is ten minutes from Norwich Station and fifteen minutes from the bus station.
26 September – 19 December 2018
Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm
Then closed until spring 2019
Child £3.40 4-18
Family Ticket 1 Adult + All Children £9.50
Family Ticket 2 Adults + All Children £12.60
Museums Pass holders, Friends of Norwich Museums and under 4s: FREE
Facilities and access
Other access information, please telephone for further details.