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Latest News

21 January 2019 – The St Andrew's and Blackfriars' halls, together with their crypt and cloister, are now known as The Halls Norwich and form the most complete medieval friary complex still surviving in England. We have added a page with panoramas of both halls.

  •  The Halls Norwich

6 October 2018 – Of the many treasures in Norwich Cathedral one of the most important is the Despenser Retable in St Luke's Chapel. We have added a page with a description and a high resolution image of this fine medieval altarpiece.

  •  The Despenser Retable

5 August 2018 – Norwich Theatre Royal is one of the leading provincial theatres in the country We have added a page with a panorama of its auditorium and a brief account of its interesting history.

  •  Norwich Theatre Royal

31 July 2018 – We have added a page telling the story of Dragon Hall, a medieval merchant's trading hall about which all knowledge was lost for some 500 years but rediscovered in the late 20th-century.

  •  Dragon Hall

3 June 2018 – Looking for a nice country church to visit? Few are lovelier or more welcoming than All Saints, Hemblington, some eight miles east of Norwich. We have added a page in our Around and About section.

  •  All Saints Church, Hemblington

23 April 2018 – Norwich City Hall was opened 80 years ago this coming October. We have added a panorama of the Council Chamber, as Art Deco in style and furnishings today as it was when first constructed.

  •  Norwich City Hall

30 March 2018 – St John Maddermarket, close to Norwich city centre, is a medieval church now in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust. We have added a panorama of its lovely interior.

  •  St John Maddermarket

29 March 2018 – When it opened in 1921, the Maddermarket Theatre was hailed as the first Elizabethan-style theatre to be built in England for more than three hundred years. We have added panoramas of the auditorium.

  •  Maddermarket Theatre

2 February 2018 – The Guildhall was the seat of government in Norwich for over 500 years. We have added panoramas of two of its main chambers – the Mayor's Court and the Sheriff's Court.

  •  Norwich Guildhall

12 October 2017 – We have added a custom icon for anyone who would like to bookmark our website or add it to the home screen of their mobile device (to do the latter just touch your browser's ‘Share’ icon and select ‘Add to Home Screen’).

4 September 2017 – The Society of Friends, or Quakers, first arrived in Norwich in the 1650s. We have added a panorama of the interior of the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane.

  •  The Friends Meeting House

3 September 2017 – We have added the Plantation Garden, enchanting at any time of the year, and one of the finest surviving Victorian gardens in England.

  •  The Plantation Garden

5 August 2017 – Norwich Shirehall was built in 1822. We have added a panorama of the courtroom, which for some 166 years witnessed the trials of many of Norfolk's most notorious criminals.

  •  The Shirehall

9 July 2017 – We have added the ruins of the Norman House, discovered during an archaelogical dig in Bishopgate and subsequently incorporated into the new courts complex.

  •  The Norman House

29 June 2017 – We have added the Old Meeting House in Colegate, which dates from 1693 and is one of the oldest non-conformist churches in the country.

  •  The Old Meeting House

1 June 2017 – The Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum, which was in the Royal Arcade, has now closed. We have archived our entry, which may still be viewed here.

1 April 2017 – Spring is here! We have added Cow Tower and Bishop Bridge, now that the daffodils are in full bloom alongside the Riverside Way.

  •  Cow Tower and Bishop Bridge

7 March 2017 – Norwich 360 has finally launched! Over the last two years we have photographed twenty or so venues and places of interest in and around Norwich. We will be adding more as we photograph them, so if you like what you see in these pages please stop by from time to time.

The initial list of venues is as follows –

Central Norwich

  •  Elm Hill
  •  Tombland Alley
  •  St George Tombland
  •  Norwich Cathedral, the Crossing
  •  Norwich Cathedral, West Window
  •  Norwich Cathedral, the Cloister
  •  Norwich Cathedral, Upper Close
  •  Riverside Walk
  •  The Great Hospital
  •  Octagon Chapel
  •  Strangers' Hall
  •  The Bridewell
  •  Norwich Castle
  •  The Royal Arcade
  •  The Mustard Shop and Museum
  •  St Peter Mancroft
  •  The Millennium Forum
  •  Assembly House
  •  Surrey House

Around and About

  •  Mousehold Heath
  •  Rosary Cemetery
  •  Aviation Museum
  •  RAF Radar Museum
  •  Blickling Estate

We will list any new entries here in this blog as we add them.

About Norwich 360

Norwich360 is an independent and non-profit website. Its author, Norwich born and bred, is now retired after a career in the publishing and printing industries. In his new-found freedom he has rekindled an earlier interest in photography and has put this to use by creating a series of 360-degree panoramas of some of the most iconic buildings and locations in and around our fine city. These are presented here in these pages in the hope that they may offer some small contribution to attracting potential visitors to our region.

Bibliography / Acknowledgements

Reference has been made to the following printed publications and electronic sources in the preparation of this website –

  • Ayers, Brian. Archaeology of a Fine City, Amberley Publishing, 2009, 2013
  • Ayers, Brian, English Heritage Book of Norwich, B T Batsford Ltd, 1994
  • Blackwell, Michael and Carole, Norwich Theatre Royal, The First 250 Years, Connaught Books, 2007
  • Goreham, Geoffrey. Mousehold, A Short History. Mousehold Heath Defenders
  • Maddison, John. Blickling Hall. The National Trust, 1987
  • Matthew, Richard, Robert Toppes: Medieval Mercer of Norwich, The Norfolk and Norwich Heritage Trust, 2013
  • Meeres, Frank. A History of Norwich. Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1998
  • Meeres, Frank. Strangers, A History of Norwich's Incomers. Norwich HEART, 2012
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus and Wilson, Bill, The Buildings of England. Yale University Press, 2002
  • Philips, Elaine, A Short History of the Great Hospital, Norwich. The Great Hospital, 1999
  • Rawcliffe, Carole and Wilson, Richard, Medieval Norwich. Hambledon and London, 2004
  • Rawcliffe, Carole and Wilson, Richard, Norwich Since 1550. Hambledon and London, 2004
  • Stephenson, Andrew, The Maddermarket Theatre, The Soman-Wherry Press, 1971
  • Stephenson, Andrew, A History of the Assembly House, Norwich. The Larks Press, 2004
  • Sutermeister, Helen, The Norwich Blackfriars, City of Norwich/Norwich Survey, 1977
  • Norfolk Museums Service, Norwich Castle history and guide, Jarrold Publishing, 2016
  • The former Norwich HEART website
  • The Visit Norwich website, www.visitnorwich.co.uk

Thanks are also due to the management, staff and volunteers of the various venues included in this website. Your help and enthusiasm in facilitating our photography is greatly appreciated.


We have included a section of tidbits, miscellaneous snippets of interesting information about our city, which we will add to on an occasional basis. Click here to view the latest addition.

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The information on these pages was correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of its publication on this website. However, although we endeavour to keep everything up to date, please be aware that a venue's details or attractions can change, sometimes at short notice and without our knowledge, and therefore we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy of any such information given in these pages. Please be sure to check directly with the venue, either online or by telephone, for the latest information regarding opening times, etc. when considering a visit.

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