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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Thank you so much to the Norris museum for inviting Rheola along everyone enjoyed it so much and we will be back ...

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The Porch Museum:
Roman Town Walks:
Sunday 26th May, and Sunday 26th August.
Our local Roman Expert, Shirley Walsh, is arranging two Roman walks around Godmanchester.
So if want to find out these people shaped our town way back in time then just turn up on the day.

Both start at the St Anne's school at 1.45pm and takes approximately two hours. The walks end at the museum (QE School) where participants can view the Roman collection and have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for 50p. The walks cost £3 a head.
Put it in your diary 🙂
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Another lovely morning at The Norris Museum’s Pebbles Club!

Thank you to everyone who came, we hope you enjoyed digging in the sand, making a Harry carry-cup and decorating a glitzy bone! 🐶 🦴

Can’t wait for April’s Pebbles Club - egg-themed Easter crafts and fun! 🐣

The Norris Museum
Saturday 13th April
10am to 12pm
Story time at 10:30am
£2 per child to drop in
All ages welcome, activities aimed at 3 to 6 year olds

#pebblesclub #pebblesandfriends #norrismuseum #childrensbooks #childrenscrafts
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Places still available for our Willow Weaving workshop on Thursday 21 March! ...

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Can’t wait for Pebbles Club this Saturday at The Norris Museum!

Join us for a morning of fossil fun! Dig for fossils, make a salt dough fossil, hunt for Harry’s bones - not forgetting story time and crafts!

10am to 12pm
Story time at 10:30am
£2 per child to drop in
All ages welcome, activities aimed at 3 to 6 year olds

#pebblesclub #pebblesandfriends #norrismuseum #childrenscrafts #children_illustration #childrensbooks
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