The Norris Museum opened in 1933. Its original diverse collection of Huntingdonshire’s history was lovingly acquired over many years by St Ives born amateur historian, Herbert Norris.

The museum and library were opened in 1933, showcasing the many treasures, and continuing to collect and preserve them for future generations. The collections have grown steadily since then and the museum continues to collect from within the old county boundary. There are just over 33,000 items.

The museum buildings, set in an attractive riverside garden, are a major asset to the town and local area in themselves.

It would be hard in this old town, with all its enchanting places, to find a place surpassing in attractiveness the museum on the river bank. We have seen few museums built so neatly in so fair a place as this.
ARTHUR MEE, THE KING’S ENGLAND

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  • Can you find Wally in our collections? We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by… https://t.co/80xhjkcGSJ 10 hours ago
  • The museum runs a Men's Group on the 4th Tuesday of the month, with the next meeting 24th Sept 2pm-4pm. Full detai… https://t.co/XijEqDKCKL 2 days ago
  • The museum runs reminiscence sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 10.30am to 11.30am, with th… https://t.co/cnEf2hIBHQ 3 days ago
  • We run a Coffee, Cake and Culture Friendship Group on the 1st and 3rd Tues of every month from 10.30am to 12pm, wit… https://t.co/KFFwsCwuYt 4 days ago
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