Norfolk: Local History Resources

The county of Norfolk in East Anglia is famous for its sandy beaches, cliffs containing fossils and amber, 125 miles of lock-free waterways, windmills, pretty villages and beautiful countryside, though its reputation for being flat doesn’t reflect reality.

Cities And Towns Of Norfolk

Norwich became a city in 1194 with the approval of King Richard I. Today, it remains the only city in the county of Norfolk.

The market towns of Norfolk are:

  • Acle‎ 
  • Attleborough‎
  • Aylsham‎ 
  • Cromer‎
  • Dereham
  • Diss‎
  • Downham Market‎
  • Fakenham‎ 
  • Gorleston-on-Sea‎ 
  • Great Yarmouth‎
  • Hingham
  • Holt
  • Hunstanton‎ 
  • King’s Lynn‎ 
  • Loddon
  • North Walsham‎ 
  • Reepham
  • Sheringham‎ 
  • Stalham‎ 
  • Swaffham‎ 
  • Thetford‎ 
  • Watton
  • Wells-next-the-Sea‎ 
  • Wymondham

Norfolk Local History On Facebook

Photos, videos and memories are easily shared through Facebook Groups so they are an ideal space to discuss local history matters. The Facebook Groups created for local history matters about this county in East Anglia include:

  • Blo Norton Local History Group
  • Brundall Local History Group
  • Cawston Historical Society
  • Great Yarmouth Local History & Archaeological Society
  • Norfolk fossil finds (uk) Public Group
  • Reedham & District Local History & Archaeology Group
  • Sedgeford village in The Past old photos

Local History Resources

There is a wide array of UK national local history resources available. In addition, the following groups and organisations focus on the past places and people of Norfolk:

  • 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
  • 389th Memorial Exhibition Museum
  • Ancient House, Thetford
  • Aylsham Local History Society
  • Barton House Railway
  • Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum
  • Blakeney Area Historical Society
  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park
  • Blitz and Pieces
  • Bressingham Steam & Gardens
  • Burston Strike School
  • Caister Castle Motor Museum
  • Castle Acre Priory
  • Charles Burrell Museum
  • City of Norwich Aviation Museum
  • Clifton House, King’s Lynn
  • Collectors World
  • Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum
  • County School Station
  • Cringleford Historical Society
  • Cromer Museum
  • Custom House, King’s Lynn
  • Dad’s Army Museum
  • Denver Windmill
  • Diss Antiquarian Society
  • Diss Museum
  • Downham Market & District Heritage Society
  • Elizabethan House Museum
  • Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History
  • Federation of Norfolk Historical & Archaeological Organisations
  • Felbrigg Hall
  • Filby Society
  • Fishermen’s Heritage Centre
  • Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
  • Friends of Cromer Museum
  • Friends of Gressenhall Norfolk Rural Life Museum
  • Friends of Norwich Museums
  • Friends of Swaffham Museum
  • Great Bircham Windmill
  • Great Yarmouth & District Archaeological Society
  • Great Yarmouth Row Houses
  • Green Britain Centre
  • Green Quay
  • Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
  • Gunton Sawmill
  • Harleston & District Historical Society
  • Harleston Museum
  • Hethersett Society
  • Historical Association Norfolk & Norwich Branch
  • Holkham Hall
  • Horsey Windpump
  • Houghton Hall
  • John Jarrold Printing Museum
  • King’s Lynn Arts Centre
  • Letheringsett Watermill
  • Litcham Historical & Amenity Society
  • Long Stratton Research Group
  • Lydia Eva
  • Lynn Museum
  • Marshland Maritime Museum
  • Mid-Norfolk Railway
  • Mo Sheringham Museum
  • Muckleburgh Collection
  • Mundesley Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell
  • Museum of Straw Work and Crafts
  • Museum of the Broads
  • Nelson Museum
  • Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society
  • Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust
  • Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group
  • Norwich Castle
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Norfolk Family History Society
  • Norfolk Heraldry Society
  • Norfolk Heritage Centre
  • Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
  • Norfolk Motorcycle Museum
  • Norfolk Record Office
  • Norwich Society
  • Norfolk Sources 
  • Norfolk Tank Museum
  • Old Gaol House & Regalia Rooms
  • Oxburgh Hall
  • Parson Woodeforde Society
  • Peter Coke Shell Gallery
  • Pulham Market Society
  • RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
  • Red Mount Chapel
  • RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
  • Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum
  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
  • Sandringham Estate
  • Sedgeford Historical & Archaeological Research Project
  • Seething Control Tower Museum
  • Shell Museum
  • Stow Mill
  • Stalham Firehouse Museum
  • Strangers’ Hall
  • Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum
  • Swaffham Museum
  • Terrington St Clement History Group
  • Thorpe History Group
  • Thursford Collection
  • Time and Tide: The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
  • Toad Hole Cottage
  • The Tolhouse
  • True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum
  • Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Shirehall Museum
  • Wells Local History Group
  • Whitwell & Reepham Railway Station
  • William Marriott Museum
  • Wolterton Hall
  • Wymondham Heritage Museum
  • Wymondham Station

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