This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum moves to Norwich Castle - BBC News

Homepage

Accessibility links

BBC Account Notifications Search
News

BBC News Navigation

Sections Norfolk Norfolk

Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum moves to Norwich Castle

  • 26 July 2011
Image caption Norwich Castle will allow more people to see the military exhibition

The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum at Shirehall in Norwich is moving into Norwich Castle so it can show off its collection to more visitors.

The move is also part of a restructure in the Museum Service to save money.

Curator Kate Thaxton said: "The great advantage for us is that more people will see it."

Shirehall will display the collection until 10 September before the exhibition re-opens in the castle in late October.

The Royal Norfolk Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army created in 1881.

The museum has a varied selection of objects, photographs and archive material connected to the regiment's 300-year history.

More than 160,000 people visit Norwich Castle Museum every year.

In comparison, Shirehall currently attracts between 30,000 to 32,000 visitors per year.

The vacated Shirehall will house the Costume and Textiles Study Centre, which will move from Carrow House, saving The Museum Service more than £100,000.

Curators expect a full display in the castle in December 2012.

Share this story About sharing

More on this story

Around the BBC

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Norfolk live reporting

Live Latest East of England updates

Full article Latest East of England updates

Top Stories

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM

An emotional Theresa May confirms she will step down as Tory leader on 7 June, saying she has done all she can and a new prime minister will have to deliver Brexit.

24 May 2019
Two boys dead as police swoop on house 24 May 2019 Ten arrested over Whorlton Hall 'abuse' 24 May 2019

Features

Kuenssberg: May was just overwhelmed

Tory leadership contenders - who's standing?

PM's exit has consequences for Brexit

Audio

Brexitcast on Trexit

Why Mount Everest's summit gets so crowded

Does a hit song really need 9 writers?

Why Assange charges are a challenge to free press

Weekly quiz: Why was Nike forced to apologise?

The Jews who came back to Portugal

Elsewhere on the BBC

Big Weekend 2019

How to stay up-to-date with all the action

Full article Big Weekend 2019

Daily news briefing direct to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter

Full article Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Why you can trust BBC News

BBC News Navigation

BBC News Services