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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

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…

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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:

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!

Winter closure, and repair works

Hungate is now closed for the winter, which means if you want to come and see us – and you are very welcome – you will need to book a group visit with one of our keyholders,  just drop us a line on  (We do need to ask for a donation for group visits, but it’s very reasonable at £3 per head or £25 per group, whichever is greater.)

Also whilst we are closed our landlords, NHCT, with funding from Historic England, are going to be undertaking a program of repairs to the building. The chancel roof will be made watertight, and the rear gate and wheelchair access path improved. This is all very exciting for us, because it keeps the premises in good repair for our next season. Watch this space…