The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell has been a merchant’s house, a house of correction, a tobacco warehouse and a shoe factory. Now The Museum of Norwich tells the stories of the people who helped create our modern city.
The Museum of Norwich is part of Norfolk Museums Service , a multi-award-winning service comprising ten museums and a study centre. NMS is now regarded as one of the leaders in the museum sector and in 2017 was successful in its bid for continuing major investment from Arts Council England. From April 2018, NMS has been a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England, one of only 45 out of 845 heritage and arts organisations in England to be awarded the highest level of support.
Norfolk Museums Service is a partnership between Norfolk County Council and Norfolk's district councils, funded through council tax, earned income and grants.