Group visits and learning at Elizabethan House Museum

Three children dressed in costume

Whether visiting as an educational or recreational group there's plenty to interest your members at the National Trust's Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk.

Information for groups

The Elizabethan House has something for everyone and groups are more than welcome. Debate the possible plot of Charles I's death or experience how a Victorian maid would run a kitchen and do the washing in the scullery. There’s enough to keep the whole group interested so you can enjoy a great day out with friends and family. Please call Pat O’Grady on 01493 743930 for more information.

A great place for school visits

The Elizabethan House was built in about 1596 and although bequeathed to the National Trust, it was a family home until 1949. The house therefore provides the ideal setting for schools to meet costumed characters and learn about homes long ago, toys from the past, or life as a Victorian servant. In these hands-on sessions pupils can roll up their sleeves and help with the washing and cleaning, play with old toys to find out how they worked, or meet our strict Victorian schoolmaster. With its Tudor origins the house lends itself to participating in merriment Tudor style, as school groups are invited to assist historical characters as they prepare for a celebratory feast; the pupils might even come across a Tudor beggar as they do so! For more information please telephone Patricia Day on 01493 743944 or email
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Educational group membership

Membership is open to non-profit-making education groups, whose members are in full-time education. It has been designed to allow education groups free entry to properties owned by the National Trust.
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Team up with Time and Tide

A self-guided visit to the Elizabethan House Museum will take about 45 minutes. You can spend longer by booking one of our hands-on history workshops where you can meet historic characters and find out more about the people who lived here in the past. To make a day of it you could combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Time and Tide Museum where we have full facilities and a wealth of things to see and do.
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