Norris Museum

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A brief description about Norris Museum

Wherever your curiosity takes you

The Norris Museum collects, preserves, documents, interprets and displays material relating to the history of Huntingdonshire. It serves to educate, inspire, entertain and inform the widest possible audience by communicating the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of its collections.


The Norris Museum tells the story of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. The Museum is located in picturesque St Ives, Cambridgeshire in a beautiful riverside building. It's a welcoming, accessible and inspiring place to visit for free, run by a friendly and creative team.

The Norris Museum first opened in 1933 and has a diverse collection of artefacts connected to Huntingdonshire's history, which has been acquired over many years. The original collection was established by St Ives born amateur historian and Victorian gentleman, Herbert Ellis Norris.

The museum looks after about 30,000 items, from 160-million-year-old Jurassic fossils to beautiful flint tools from the Stone Age, to Roman pottery and figurines to curios of Victorian collectors.

There's a wide range of temporary exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year aimed at all ages and different interests. Please see our website for up-to-date details.

The museum is free to visit but some charges may apply to some events. Open 10am - 4pm Mondays to Saturdays throughout the year and 1-4pm on Sundays during May - September.

Contact details for Norris Museum

Local Telephone (01480)



Local Email


National Telephone

01480 497314


National Website


Administration Address*

41 The Broadway, St Ives, PE27 5BX



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Administration and Committee Contacts for Norris Museum

Contact Name Tel (01480) Email
Publicity Officer Hannah Vandridge 01480 497314


Facilities managed by Norris Museum in St. Ives

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  Facility Type Location Address
Visit us at Norris Museum icon Museums and Historic Interest Norris Museum 41 The Broadway, St Ives, PE27 5BX

Regular Events, Meetings and Activities at Norris Museum

Activity/Meeting Name Frequency From To


Coffee, Cake and Culture First and Third Tuesday 10.30 12.00


Venue: Norris Museum

A group for those who enjoy meeting new people, but who also enjoy, sharing memories and stories, object handling and arts and crafts.
Donation of £3 to cover the cost of refreshments and materials


Occurrence: Runs continuously

Men's Group Fourth Tuesday 14.00 16.00


Venue: Norris Museum

A group where men can meet and socialise with like-minded people and take part in an activity.

Donation of £5 to cover the cost of refreshments and materials


Occurrence: Runs continuously


Reminiscence at The Norris Museum First and Third Wednesday 10.30 11.30


Venue: Norris Museum

A group for those who live with dementia and their carers.

Reminiscing, sharing stories and handling objects from the past



Occurrence: Runs continuously


Norris Museum Pop-up Cafe Second Thursday 14.00 15.30


Venue: Norris Museum

Drop in for a cuppa all proceeds go towards working with SENSE


Occurrence: Runs continuously


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