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This list of museums in Norfolk, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Barton House Railway Image needed LHB Wroxham Broadland Railway website, heritage railway and museum with Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway memorabilia and artifacts
Bressingham Steam & Gardens GER T26 LNER E4 Bressingham Bressingham South Norfolk Technology Steam railway engines, traction engines, tractors and other vehicles
Caister Castle Motor Museum Caister Castle 2 Caister-on-Sea Great Yarmouth Transportation Fine and rare veteran, vintage, classic, sports and touring cars and motorcycles, bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles, pedal cars and other related items
City of Norwich Aviation Museum CNAM Mystere IVA Horsham St Faith Norwich Aviation Military and civilian aircraft, history of aviation in Norfolk
County School Station County School Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1894292 North Elmham Breckland Railway World War II period station and museum for the Mid-Norfolk Railway
Denver Windmill Denver Windmill Denver King's Lynn and West Norfolk Mill Early 19th century restored windmill
East England Military Museum East England Military Museum entrance - geograph.org.uk - 206832 Snetterton Breckland Military website, also known as Battlefront, The East England Military Museum, history of RAF Snetterton Heath, tanks, artillery, military vehicles, equipment
Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History Fakenham Gas Works - geograph.org.uk - 1899049 Fakenham North Norfolk Industry website, former gasworks used in the manufacture of gas from coal, displays of gas-powered lighting, heating, cooking and domestic equipment
Forncett Industrial Steam Museum The Forncett Industrial Steam Museum - geograph.org.uk - 1360823 Forncett South Norfolk Technology Collection of large stationary steam engines
Great Bircham Windmill Bircham Windmill, Great Bircham Great Bircham King's Lynn and West Norfolk Mill Mid 19th century windmill
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Image needed LHB Gressenhall Breckland Multiple website, historic workshouse, heritage farm, agriculture and rural life displays, costumes, steam engines, historic farm machinery and farming implements
Gunton Sawmill Gunton Saw Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1936852 ErpinghamNorth_Norfolk Industrial

A preserved saw mill in working order owned by the Norfolk Windmills Trust, run by the Norfolk Industrial Archeology society

Holkham Hall Holham Hall Wing Holkham North Norfolk Multiple 18th century Palladian style country house with opulent interiors, walled gardens, Bygones Museum with toys, household implements, agricultural tools, vintage cars and steam engines, and an exhibition on the history of farming
Iceni Village & Museums Entrance to the reconstruction of an Iceni village - geograph.org.uk - 46588 Cockley Cley Breckland Open air website, reconstruction of the type of village occupied by a British tribe, the Iceni, 7th century Saxon church, 17th century cottage, farming and carriage museums, nature reserve
Letheringsett Watermill Letheringsett Watermill west elevation Letheringsett with Glandford North Norfolk Mill Working early 19th century watermill
Lydia Eva Steam Drifter Lydia Eva Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Maritime Last surviving steam-powered herring drifter museum ship
Mid-Norfolk Railway Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit - geograph.org.uk - 1449812 Dereham Breckland Railway Headquarters and museum for the heritage railway
Muckleburgh Collection Muckelbourgh collection Weybourne North Norfolk Military History and memorabilia of RAF Weybourne, Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry, naval and civilian ship models, weapons, missiles, tanks, aircraft and other military vehicles
Norfolk Motorcycle Museum Image needed LHB North Walsham North Norfolk Transportation website, motorcycles from the 1920s to the 1960s
Sandringham Estate Sandringham - geograph.org.uk - 1062504 Sandringham King's Lynn and West Norfolk Historic house Private home of the British Royal Family, includes late 19th century house with furnishings, Sandringham Museum with royal collection of gifts, vehicles, ceramics, photographs and memorabilia
Stow Mill Paston, Stow Mill Paston North Norfolk Mill website, early 19th century windmill
Stalham Firehouse Museum Image needed LHB Stalham Norwich Firefighting information
Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum 2005 0819 Red Traction Engine Strumpshaw Broadland Technology Steam traction engines, steam rollers, showman's engines and a steam wagon
Thursford Collection Thursford Museum New Hall - 09 - IMG 6759 Thursford North Norfolk Technology Steam engines, Showman's engines, fairground organs and attractions
Whitwell & Reepham Railway Station Whitwell Station - a Baguley-Dewry No7 - geograph.org.uk - 1255543 Reepham Broadland Railway Historic railway station under restoration
William Marriott Museum Spare stock at the William Marriott museum - geograph.org.uk - 1477182 Holt North Norfolk Railway Railway artifacts of the North Norfolk Railway
Wymondham Station Wymondhame Wymondham South Norfolk Railway Features collection of railway memorabilia

Former museumsEdit

Now closed museums include;

Name Image Town/City Region Type Closure date Summary
Collectors World Image needed LHB Downham Market King's Lynn and West Norfolk Multiple Closed in late 2012 website, includes Magical Dickens Experience with Victorian period street tableaux, photos and equipment of James Lafayette, Aero Museum with aero engines from Rolls Royce and Armstrong Siddeley, rooms about author Barbara Cartland, Admiral Horatio Nelson, actress Liza Goddard, the 1960s, telephones, horse drawn carts and carriages, farming and household memorabilia, an old cobblers shop, and antique and unusual dolls


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