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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2 weeks ago

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Happy New Year from a Pebbles Club @the_norris_museum 🥳

We had a lovely morning - families got to find out how Pebbles, Minnie and Harry became friends in the first Pebbles and Friends story, “A New Start” as well as join in with crafts and hunting for cats in the museum!

Looking forward to our next Pebbles Club on Saturday 9th February - 10am to 12pm
£2.00 per child to drop in, story time at 10:30am

#pebblesandfriends #pebblesclub #childrensbooks #childrenscrafts #childrensillustration #earlyyears
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2 weeks ago

The Norris Museum

Looking forward to our first Pebbles Club of the year tomorrow morning at @the_norris_museum 😄

Join us to make Pebbles, Minnie and Harry hand prints and a curly tailed Pebbles - plus can you find all the cats that are exploring the museum?

Enjoy refreshments and story time with Pebbles and Friends creators, Hannah Vandridge and Robert Clarke!

We’ll also be launching Pebbles Club loyalty cards - save money on Pebbles Club sessions and Pebbles and Friends products 🐶 📚

Saturday 12th Jan - 10am to 12pm
£2.00 per child to drop in
Story time at 10:30am

#pebblesclub #pebblesandfriends #childrensbooks #selfpublished #earlyyears #childrenscrafts
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2 weeks ago

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Our new exhibition launches this Saturday. Do pop along and admire the creative skills of St Ivo School’s GCSE students 🎨 ...

2 weeks ago

The Norris Museum

See you tomorrow ☕️ 🧁 ...

3 weeks ago

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⭐️ Happy New Year to all of our followers from everyone here at The Norris Museum!
⭐️ We are OPEN again today as usual, after a relaxing festive break. 👀 Keep your eyes peeled for our posts about all the new and exciting events coming up this year! We look forward to seeing you soon.
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