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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



What's On

Stirling to Essen: The Godmanchester Stirling

7pm Wednesday 25th April – a talk by Roger Leivers at The Norris Museum

Evening includes the opportunity to purchase a copy of Roger’s book Stirling to Essen with the author kindly donation £5 from each sale to The Norris. Signing of the books will take place at the end of the talk.

Booking essential

Tickets £5 or £4 for Friends of The Norris Museum


pottery workshop poster

Prehistoric Pottery Workshop

10am – 1pm Wednesday 21st March or Saturday 31st March 2018


Learn how to craft a Roman oil lamp and a Neolithic Beaker style pot with the guidance of Sara Wilkinson of Bourn Pottery.

Only £30 (£24 for Norris Friends). All materials and refreshments provided


At The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, E:, T: 01480 497314

'The Women of Roman Britain' a talk by Paddy Lambert

7pm Wednesday 14th March 2018


The lives and roles of women in the Roman world are shrouded in salacious myth, false assumptions and bad history. The evidence tends to paint a simple and misleading picture of a wholly male dominated society, a world of armies and tradesmen, of farmers and craftsmen, where women simply provided a background to change. The truth is far more pragmatic. Using a full spectrum of evidence, including archaeology and epigraphy, this talk attempts to present the experiences of women from all levels of Romano-British society – who helped carve the edge of the known world into the province of Britannia we know today.

Tickets £5 or £4 for Friends of the Norris Museum.

Booking essential

Poet and Flying Ace Miles Jeffrey Day

Miles Jeffrey Day: Poet and Flying Ace

7:30pm Saturday 10th March 2018

An evening to celebrate Huntingdonshire’s Poet and Flying Ace, presented by Andrea Porter with readings by Robert Lloyd Parry.

From childhood to  death in skies above Belgium in 1918.

Readings, correspondence, photographs and film

Tickets £15 from the Corn Exchange or at

Produced in association with the Norris Museumand Sponsored by Leeds Day Solicitors

Family Fun Day: Civilisations

Family Fun Day: Inspired by Civilisations

10am – 2pm Saturday 3rd March 2018

Leave YOUR mark to represent OUR civilisation for the future.

Hear stories of great civilisations read by our friends from St Ives Library from 11am.

Make your own Roman catapult and test it in the garden.

Or design and wear an Egyptian necklace!

At The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, E:, T: 01480 497314

Poster The stalls of Barchester Cathedral

Reading: The Stalls Of Barchester Cathedral

3:30pm Tuesday 27th February 2018

A Rehearsed Reading by Robert Lloyd Parry of “The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral” by M. R. James

Reserve a place. Pay at the End!

At The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, E:, T: 01480 497314

If you think stories are for children, think again!

Twilight at the Museums: The Norris at Night

4:30-7:30pm Tuesday 13th February 2018

Experience The Norris Museum in a whole new light!  Bring your torch to explore the darkened galleries – what will you discover?

Part of the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden’s Twilight at the Museums

At The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX

Arts on Prescription

1 – 3 pm Wednesdays from February to May 2018

Free arts workshops at the Norris Museum, St Ives for anyone experiencing depression, stress or anxiety.

(It is not art therapy, although participants find it therapeutic)

At The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX

Past Events


Doodle and Draw

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

Pebbles and Friends Story Time

10am – 12pm, Saturday 11th November 2017

Free to drop in, but be here at 10:30am to hear ‘Pebbles and Friends: A Christmas Adventure’ read by the authors, Hannah Vandridge and Robert Clarke. Get creative with festive crafts based on the characters!

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


10am -4pm, Saturday 2nd December 2017

An ice themed family fun day with crafts, games and sensory play! Warm yourself with a mince pie and hot chocolate.

This event is free to enter, just drop in.

Donations welcome.

More events coming soon!

Christmas Carols

6:30pm, Monday 11th December 2017

Along with St Ives Methodist Church we invite you to join us to sing carols in the Museum garden. This has become something of a tradition and a lovely way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping.

Free; donations welcome and split between the Museum and the Methodist Church

Sherlock at Christmas

3:30pm, Monday 11th December 2017

The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle

A rehearsed reading by Roboert Lloyd Parry.

Please reserve your place by contacting us on 01480 497314

Pay what you like on the day.