where rain doesn't stop play!
Norfolk is the combined sunniest/driest county in the country, but we occasionally get a little precipitation from other places as it’s passing over to go somewhere else. So, what to do when we get some liquid sunshine? Here’s some of our favourite things to do…
Lots going on in our museums!
Norfolk has just BRILLIANT museums, and they’re all over the county. In King’s Lynn you can see Seahenge. In Great Yarmouth you can discover Nelson and the fishing industry. At Gressenhall you can learn about our agricultural heritage. The history of Norwich can be discovered at the Bridewell and you can see mummies (Egyptian ones, not those that go with daddies), a Snapdragon, a polar bear and more at the Castle. In Cromer you can see the bones of a mammoth. And that’s just for starters!
Dinosaur Adventure Park
Sealife Centre... sorry, Centres!
Imagine you're in the Amazon...
Historic houses - our very own Downton Abbeys
We’ve got a bundle of these, all packed with artefacts, paintings, history and amazing stories. Our favourite is why there’s a roundabout by the obelisk at the approach to Holkham Hall. Carriage passengers, arriving as guests, would only see out of the sides of their transport so wouldn’t be able to see what was coming up. Putting in a roundabout ensured they’d see the splendour and magnificence of the hall before they arrived. Simples! We’ve got the National Trust’s Felbrigg, Blickling and Oxborough, but here’s Viscount Coke of Holkham’s faves.
Learn more about the unique Broads...
Stormin' Norman architecture at Norwich Cathedral
There’s lots to do on a rainy day in Norwich, but we recommend this fabulous Norman confection. There are regular guided tours. And once you’ve marvelled at its ecclesiastical elegance, head through the cloisters to the Refectory restaurant.
Up, up and away at Green Britain Centre
Stay on track with our heritage railways
All aboard! Norfolk has some great heritage railways, and what a great way to see the beautiful Norfolk countryside and, on the north Norfolk Poppy Line, the lovely coast too.