A new show to install, then Heritage Open Days, Churches Bike Ride, the Heritage Hunt and Go Walkeez !

It’s all go in Hungate in September…

After a quiet month in August, when we’ve had brass rubbing center stage for the school summer holidays, we are now getting ready to install the new exhibition ‘Hungate: After the Middle Ages’.

The exhibition opens on the 2nd. (See ‘What’s On‘ for details), and has one weekend all to itself before we plunge into the busiest four days of our year – the 7th-10th of September are Heritage Open Days, and we will be open for the lot… 10-4, Tuesday to Sunday.

We will also be hosts for both The Norwich Heritage Hunt and ‘Go Walkeez‘, during HODS, so we expect a lot of family visitors.

Whilst all that is going on, the annual Norfolk Churches Bike Ride will also be taking place – hundreds of sponsored cyclists and walkers usually visit us raising money for our friends at The Norfolk Churches Trust.

Come and see us – with all of that going on there must be something for you!

Epoche closes soon- additional opening hours

If you haven’t seen ‘Epoche: Suspension of Judgement’, the site specific installation piece at Hungate by Lindsay Elise Jolly and Su Nicholls, then you should pop in. The piece will only be in Hungate until early July, with additional opening hours on the afternoons of June 26th and July 4th for the NUA degree show, as well as our usual Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.


Flintspiration! And the last chance to see Hungate In Its Parish

This weekend is Flintspiration –  an exciting festival celebrating Norwich’s medieval churches, organised by the Norwich Historic Churches Trust who are our landlords . To celebrate we will be open extra hours; 10.00-4.00 on all three days, as well as launching a new parish trail commissioned specially for the event. Come and see us, and take the last chance to view the current exhibition ‘Hungate In Its Parish’ before it closes on Monday.

Watch this space for an exciting contemporary art project coming next…

Last Tuesday lectures – starting tomorrow.

The first of the new season of Hungate evening talks will take place at 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday 28th February. Sophie Cabot and Brian Ayers will talk on ‘St Peter Hungate before the Normans’ – Brian will talk about the origins of the parish and the earliest settlement on the site, and Sophie will discuss the name ‘Hungate’; it’s origin, meaning, date and importance.

FREE, All Welcome.

(Tea & Coffee will be available, but do wrap up warm!)


We are seeking contributors to the next exhibition. Did your family live in the parish? We are keen to hear from you, especially if your grandparents or great grandparents were amongst those rehoused from the parish to new housing estates around Norwich between the wars. Email us on HungateGlass@aol.com

One week to go…

Our Spring exhibition ‘Hungate in its Parish’ will open on Saturday 11th February 2017. One of 58 medieval parishes within the city walls, St Peter Hungate was always small by comparison with its larger neighbours, but just what sort of place was it in the middle ages?

Come and find out…

Read more

Press release 16 01 2017

Closed for the winter

And we’re closed again… Hungate will reopen to visitors for regular hours in March 2017. In the meantime please contact us for group bookings or special events.

It’s felt like a very short, odd season this time – although we had a brilliant exhibition in Time Frames, which was extremely well received and got great visitor numbers – it was still just a couple of months of opening. Unfortunately even that was punctuated at the end by a break in which cost us the till, donations boxes and a broken window, so financially things have been hard, but we will be back – our Angels are helping us out, and we have exciting plans for 2017 which the new intake of students have already started to work on. See you there!

Opening this weekend; Time Frames

Time Frames: Focus in on Norfolk’s Medieval Churches
An exhibition of photographs by Paul Harley

After many months of closure for repairs this year, and doubts about the likelihood of even getting an exhibition in in time, we are delighted to announce the opening of Time Frames: Focus in on Norfolk’s Medieval Churches, an exhibition of photographs by Paul Harley of medieval details, in wood, stone and glass, from some of the counties 659 medieval churches.

Paul is a teacher, photographer and historian. Previous exhibitions of his work include Guatemala: an endangered culture for which he was awarded an Eastern Arts bursary; The Maya; and Por La Vida, a photographic record of a human rights delegation visit to Colombia.

See more of his work on his website: https://paulharley.wordpress.com/

We are open!

This winter building works took a bit longer than we expected… but we are now OPEN! Please come and see us on Saturdays from 10-4, Sundays 2-4 as usual.

We are not expecting to install an exhibition until slightly later in the year, but for now the beautiful space is there for you to visit, with all the permanent stuff including brass rubbing, windows, garden and benches…

New for this spring we have copies of the Cathedral Quarter Medieval Churches Trial, just published, and after a lot of effort we now have full access to the building for people who use wheelchairs. If this is you, or you know someone who has not been able to visit the space up to now, we are really looking forward to welcoming you!