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

Latest Facebook posts from the Norris Museum, St Ives

Our next reminiscence session is tomorrow 10:30 - 11:30. Places are limited so please book in advance by calling on 01480 497314. We would love to see you there. ...

The drop-in session for this new local history project on the cold war era is today @ 2-3pm. Please come and see us to find out more about this exciting project.

This project is led by the New International Encounter Theatre in partnership with The Norris Museum.
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2 days ago

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The Norris museum is working in partnership with the New International Encounter Theatre Company on a new project looking into the local history of the Cold War era. They are holding a drop in event tomorrow from 2-3pm for the community to find out more about the project. We look forward to seeing you all there. ...

4 days ago

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Had a lovely morning being creative at Little Miracles, creating lollipop picture frames. ...

4 days ago

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We're looking forward to seeing the final results of last night's clay workshop when the pieces come out of the kiln in a couple of weeks! Fingers crossed Sara will be running some more workshops for us over the next year - we'll keep you posted!

Sara's exhibition runs until Sunday 30 June in the museum's Gallery. It will be followed by an exhibition by the Fenland Lace Makers (27 July - 29 September).
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5 days ago

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Looking forward to this lively and interesting talk by Mike Ruff on Wednesday 24 July! ...

Twitter feed from The Norris Museum, St Ives

  • Don’t forget our drop-in session for this exciting project is today 2-3pm.  @NIEtheatre  #StIvesCambs… https://t.co/EjfXrI10Wm 1 day ago
  • Working in partnership with the New International Encounter Theatre Company on a new project looking into the local… https://t.co/LEcsw05vM3 2 days ago
  • Our Coffee, Cake and Culture Friendship Group meets tomorrow 10:30 - 12:00, we'd love to see you there! https://t.co/l7zCi94oqH 2 days ago
  • Exciting news! On Friday 28th June the Norris Museum is taking part in Take Over Day. A group from Spring Common Ac… https://t.co/eeyu4nbq8H 6 days ago
  • In partnership with the New International Encounter Theatre Company, we are working on a new project looking into t… https://t.co/3NgfbmuHhN 6 days ago

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