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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Our Mini-Explorer Rucksacks have everything our younger visitors need to get 'hands-on' with the collections ...

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A rehearsed reading of 'The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle' by Robert LLoyd Parry

Please call 01480 497314 to reserve your place and pay what you like at the end
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Sherlock at Christmas

December 11, 2017, 3:30pm - December 11, 2017, 5:00pm

A rehearsed reading of 'The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle' by Robert LLoyd Parry Please call 01480 497314 to reserve your place and pay what you like at the end

Two ghost stories by M R James performed by Robert Lloyd Parry

£10 per ticket, including refreshments

Booking essential - please call 01480 497314
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Oh, whistle

November 28, 2017, 7:00pm - November 28, 2017, 9:00pm

Two ghost stories by M R James performed by Robert Lloyd Parry £10 per ticket, including refreshments Booking essential - please call 01480 497314

The Norris Museum added a new photo. ...

Join us for a whole range of drawing activities designed to celebrate the joy of mark-making – no previous drawing experience required!

Be expressive with paint dabbers, get spinning with spirographs and much more!

Explore historical artefacts in a whole new way!

FREE, but donations always gratefully received.

No need to book - just drop in!

Part of the 2017 Big Draw Festival www.thebigdraw.org
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Design, Doodle and Draw!

October 27, 2017, 10:00am - October 27, 2017, 4:00pm

Join us for a whole range of drawing activities designed to celebrate the joy of mark-making – no previous drawing experience required! Be expressive with paint dabbers, get spinning with spirographs and much more! Explore historical artefacts in a whole new way! FREE, but donations always gratefully received. No need to book - just drop in! Part of the 2017 Big Draw Festival www.thebigdraw.org

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Exciting times ahead !

This March, we found out that our Phase 1 Heritage Lottery Fund application on for our major development project entitled ‘Hunngdonshire’s Heritage’ was successful. The project plans to [...]

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