St Ives – Norris Museum

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The Norris Museum tells the stories of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Learning about the local history helps you to find a sense of community and place
  • Getting involved as a volunteer or taking part in activities helps to develop friendships
  • Having the opportunity to engage with the past, seeing it brought to life with amazing objects and fascinating stories provides a learning experience in a fun space.

Meet Richard one of the museum assistants

What to expect

The Norris Museum has one permanent gallery that holds the main collection and one temporary gallery that has changing displays over the year.

Gallery activity bags are available, including a sensory one designed to help support and calm senses whilst in the museum, details are available on the website.

The Norris Museum aim to make the space as accessible as possible, for as many people as possible.

There is step free & wheelchair accessible entry to the museum and galleries.  They have two unisex toilets, one is accessible with baby change faciltities.

They have a quiet place which can be used for breastfeeding or for those who may become overwhelmed during their visit.

Full details on accessibility can be found here

More Information

Full directions on getting to the museum, where to park and public transport options are provided on their website

The Norris Museum has various community sessions running, please click on them to find out more.

Feel Good Fridays


Royal Air Force Reminiscence

Men’s Group

Volunteering at the Norris Museum

Details of current volunteer vacancies can be found here

Entry to the museum is free

Gallery activity bags are available from the reception desk

Gallery trails are available from the reception desk

Some activities and group sessions are charged for.


A short guide on getting into the museum.


How to contact

Where to go

The Broadway
St. Ives
Cambridgeshire PE27 5BX

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