The interior of a reconstructed Chemist's shop in Bridewell Museum, Norwich, 1989.  (Photo By RDImages/Epics/Getty Images)

Museum of Norwich


Museum of Norwich

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Stay on your best behaviour: 14th-century Bridewell is a former house of correction, a 'prison for women, beggars and tramps'. Displays here explore Norwich’s prominence as England's second city in the Middle Ages and its 19th-century industrial heritage. You can also play games in a 1950s parlour, listen to shoe-workers’ memories, and watch films in a pocket-sized cinema.

Look out too for the eccentric, snake-proof boot.

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