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 Meetings: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 4HU and other venues as notified

Contact: Norfolk Record Office

Address: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2DQ

Email: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Web Site: www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

May 2020
Tue 5Adult Craft- Book Binding
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Have a closer look at some of our original documents, as Nick Sellwood, Senior Conservator for Norfolk Record Office, explains and demonstrates how books are traditionally bound. Next, have a go at creating and binding your own small pamphlet for you to take away with you.

Lunch not included. All materials will be provided.
Refreshments included £25 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599
Postponed

 
Wed 6Lunchtime Talk - Richard Caister, The 'Good Vicar' of 15th century Norwich
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

By Frank Meeres, retired archivist and local author

FREE- booking not necessary
Postponed

 
Thu 7Archive Afternoon - The Second World War: Celebrating Victory
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Looking how the county celebrated victory in Europe.
Free, no need to book
Postponed

 
Wed 13Delving Deeper into House History
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

If you have started your house history or completed the introduction session this is your next step. Learn how to access and use manor court books, tithe maps and other resources before seeing the originals.
£6 per person
Booking required on www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or 01603 222599
Postponed

 
Wed 20Palaeography Taster
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Are you new to using archives? Do you need help with reading the handwriting? With 30 years’ experience in teaching palaeography, Tom Townsend is able to guide you through the basics of both reading and understanding Tudor and Stuart handwriting styles. This session will give you the confidence to use original records in your family or local history research.

£6 per person
Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events
Postponed

 
Thu 21Behind the Scenes - Industrial Norfolk
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Take a trip into the strongrooms and Conservation Studio to uncover how we store and repair the materials we collect, from parchment to paper. Each tour has a different theme.

Find out more about some of the former industries in Norfolk, from chocolate manufacturing to brewing.

£6 per person, Booking required on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events
Postponed

 
Thu 28Family Fun and Craft - Off the Block
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Look at original documents detailing animals and other images from the collections of the Norfolk Record Office as inspiration for creating your own block print.
Learn how to make your block and then develop it to create multi-layered prints in different colours.
£3.50 per child Children under 3 free of charge
Booking essential www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events
Postponed

 
June 2020
Wed 3Lunchtime Talk - Conserving Norwich's Antarctic Heritage
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

by Geoff Cooper, UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

FREE - Booking not necessary

 
Thu 11Archive Afternoon - The Growth of a Norfolk Firm: Boulton and Paul
Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Find out about the history of Boulton and Paul and view a range of their archives
Free, no need to book