Norwich Castle Museum--Norwich

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Norwich Castle Museum--Norwich

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:00 am

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Meadow
Norwich
Norfolk NR1 3JU

Norwich Silver

This is the only important public collection in existence and numbers over one hundred pieces. The majority of the objects belonging to the museum are secular as most Norwich church plate remains with the churches that commissioned it. However the collection also includes a number of ecclesiastical objects on loan from Norfolk parishes.

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4.30pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 1 - 5pm

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/defau ... ent=200.21

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/defau ... 20#content
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Re: Norwich Castle Museum--Norwich

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:35 pm

I had the opportunity last week to see the silver collection at the Norwich Castle Museum, and very worthwhile it was. There is a collection of some 100 to 150 pieces of Norwich or Norwich related silver on display and many of those are on the larger side.

If you are in Norwich, then the collection is well worth a visit. Admission is £6.80, but if you are short of time, then they have an offer of a £1 for one hour, which is a very good deal.

My only criticism, and it is the same for many museum silver collections, is the lack of quality and up to date publications to accompany the collection. This one, containing less than thirty photographs, was available as you exit the museum, was published in 1981!

Trev.


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