Museum opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



What's On

We have a lot of events coming up in the Norris Museum throughout the summer!

Oh Whistle...two ghost stories by M.R. James

7pm, Tuesday 28th November 2017

Think stories are just for children? Think again. Robert Lloyd Parry performs two stories by M R James.

Tickets £10. Refreshments included in ticket price.

Booking essential

Design, Doodle and Draw

10am – 4pm, Friday 27th October 2017

For all ages – no drawing experience required! Celebrate the joy of mark-marking and be inspired by historical artefacts


Pop In

 September 2017

Information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families will be available!  Pop in to the Norris Museum, working in partnership with the Royal British Legion!  Pop in, call 0808 802 8080 or visit


Past Events


Opening Festival!

10am – 4pm, 29th and 30th July 2017

A fun-filled festival weekend as the whole town celebrated our reopening!  Bigger, better, and interactive gallery and exhibition spaces! Print your own t-shirt! Meet historical figures, from medieval cooks to Elizabeth I! Listen to music from the English Civil War and join in with traditional dancing!  There were craft stalls and activities; a parade through the town centre at 2pm on both days; and the Bridge Chapel was open throughout the weekend.


A New Chapter

6pm, Thursday 10th August 2017

A documentary of the redevelopment project, made by the Norris Museum Volunteers! Tickets are £5 and booking is essential!  Please call 01480 497214 or email


Teddy Bears' Picnic

 10am – 12pm, Wednesday 16th August 2017

For under 5’s and their adults! A free event at the Norris Museum! Bring your own teddy and snack from home! Join in with teddy stories, crafts, and find out about teddies from the past!  


Friday Family Crafts

10am – 4pm, Friday 1st September 2017

Family craft activities in the museum’s new community room—free to drop in and join us!


Heritage Open Days

10am – 4pm, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September 2017

Explore St Ives’ famous Bridge Chapel!  Trial our new gallery trails and help us shape the final design!  A free taster history tour of St Ives town for up to 20 people, 2pm Sunday 10th September 2017 – booking is essential!


Celebrate the Jazz and Blues Festival

10am – 4pm, Saturday 30th September 2017

Musical family crafts!  Listen to jazz and blues on a vintage record player!