In 1974 the Norfolk Museums Service was born when Norfolk’s County and District Councils created a countywide museum service, delegating the authority to a joint Museums Committee.
Today the service brings together 10 museums and a study centre. These include Norwich Castle, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth.
The various collections are home to 3.5 million artefacts that cover everything from Natural History, Social History and Archaeology to Contemporary Art and Regimental History. Many of these collections are designated as nationally important.