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

The Broadway, St Ives,

Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX



What's On

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.




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.

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

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!


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!  

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