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Higher education


We can provide organised visits for students completing a foundation year or degree.

Most visits last about two hours and there is no charge for those in higher education.

These visits can be arranged for up to 20 students. However, larger groups can be accommodated by:

  • Splitting the group in half, with one taking the tour first and the other looking at the documents before swapping over
  • Arranging two or more separate visits

Standard visits include:

  • An introduction to using the searchroom
  • A tour of the behind the scenes areas, including the strongroom and conservation studio
  • A display of original documents, selected by yourself or students in advance

However, visits can be tailored to suit the needs of your students. You may wish to request a palaeography (reading old handwriting) session as part of the visit.


Contact the education and outreach team at to arrange a visit.

Partnership working

We are always open to ideas for partnership working with universities looking to carry out community engagement.

If you are interested in working with us, contact the education and outreach team.

In the past we've worked with:

  • Staff from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to run a workshop entitled Things New and Old: How did people read in Seventeenth-Century Norfolk?
  • Film, media and television students from the UEA by providing a brief for their third year film project. This brief included using our documents to research Norfolk women and create a film to accompany the Norfolk Women in History website.
  • Numerous lecturers and students who have given talks as part of our lunchtime talks programme.


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