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Brian Clarke: The Art of Light at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

20 June 2018

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts stages a spectacular exhibition across the building exploring the stained glass of Brian Clarke, the world's leading stained glass expert.

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall

20 June 2018

A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst entitled Colour Space can be seen in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall for the exhibition Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall from 25 March–15 July 2018. The exhibition includes a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures throughout the 18th-century house and gardens.

Norfolk's east coast beaches

20 June 2018

There are so many great, family-friendly beaches along the east coast between Gorleston-on-Sea and Cromer, not least magnificent Great Yarmouth, Winterton-on-Sea, Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Hemsby and Horsey. Get ready for fabulous unspoilt sand, often backed with marram-tufted dunes.

Norfolk's north coast beaches

20 June 2018

North Norfolk has a stretch of coast that has amazing variety, from tidal creeks and salt marshes and huge expanses of unspoilt beach to a shingle spit, harbours and rolling cliffs, including Hunstanton, Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Brancaster.

Norfolk's top 10 beaches

20 June 2018

We offer ten of the best beaches in the county for specific activities, including Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton. And then we tell you about a few more as well... we've got so many great beaches in Norfolk!

Don't keep taking the tablets... digital-free Norfolk

19 June 2018

With the world and his wife and their children constantly fixated by their smart phone, tablets and other digital devices, wouldn’t it be nice to get offline for a while? It used to be that the internet was an escape from the real world, now the real world is increasingly an escape from the internet! And where better to get away from it all than Norfolk, with stunning countryside, more than 90 miles of coast and the unique Norfolk Broads…

Head outdoors in Norfolk

19 June 2018

The days are warmer and longer - now is the perfect time to head outdoors to have fun. From splashing around in the sea and making sandcastles on our beautiful beaches to discovering wildlife and nature in the Broads and Brecks,or being a flaneur in Norwich, you’ll never be short of exciting adventures.

Norfolk's top 10 dog-friendly beaches

19 June 2018

Dogs and responsible owners are welcome on many Norfolk beaches year-round. In fact, on these beaches you’ll look positively under-dressed if you don’t have a canine friend! Check time tides as well, because many of these beaches are best at low tide.

Drawn To The Coast - Turner, Constable, Cotman at Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth

18 June 2018

Time and Tide’s latest exhibition explores the identity of Great Yarmouth and its surrounding landscape through the art work it has inspired. The show explores an area that continues to inspire artists to this day and highlights include two loaned works by J.M.W Turner from Tate – a watercolour of Great Yarmouth, and, on display in the county for the first time, his Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex sketchbook.

The Paston Treasure at Norwich Castle

18 June 2018

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a major new show at Norwich Castle, from 23 June until 23 September. The exhibition, organised in partnership with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, brings together rare works of art featured in an enigmatic painting, which chronicles one of the greatest private art collections of seventeenth century England, amassed by generations of the Pastons, an influential, landowning Norfolk family.

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