Schools, Groups & Advanced bookings
Origins is an exciting exploration of 2000 years of Norfolk and Norwich history for you to take part in. Covering three floors within the stunning landmark Millennium project for the East of England Forum building, Origins has over 60 different exhibits - most with buttons to press, flaps to lift, levers to pull, games to play and challenges to take, there is information to read and listen to and artefacts to look at too, as well as the amazing panoramic film show.
Origins is open 7 days a week
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.15
Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day
The first floor works through Roman times through to WWII, including strong social history collections, artefacts from each period, information on language, architecture, cloth making and war-time recollections. The second floor is more hands-on, with information about dialect, famous personalities, agriculture, architecture and traditional myths and legends. Archaeological finds from the dig under the Forum building can be seen on the third floor.
Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Film and Media, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Betty Bruff, Roger Fry and Michael Mardler - a superb exhibit for you to have a go at norfolk dialect
- Cheesy Game Show - a fun challenege to find out all about traditional work tools and methods
- Water game - find out which areas of East Anglia used to be under water