Situated just 10 miles west of the vibrant city of Norwich, Barnham Broom is the perfect place to stay if you want to discover the glorious sights and sounds of Norfolk.
Shopping In Norwich
Norwich city centre is one of the country’s best preserved cities offering visitors a glimpse of stunning architectural brilliance at Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle and Elm Hill. In addition, it is renowned for offering one of the UK’s best shopping experiences with its mix of modern shopping malls such as Chapelfield and its boutiques situated in The Lanes. Norwich also hosts the month-long Norfolk & Norwich arts festival in May, farmer’s markets on Gentleman’s Walk and art exhibitions at the Forum.
Thriving market towns and stunning coastlines
You’ll enjoy visiting the thriving market towns of Norfolk such as Holt, Aylsham, Fakenham, Burnham Market and Swaffham. The easy going pace of life in these towns will add to the relaxation of your stay whether you want to explore antique shops, take afternoon tea or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll.
The North Norfolk coast offers visitors some of the most stunning views in the country. The big skies and long beaches make it a great place to get away from it all. You can spot seals at Blakeney, go crabbing at Cromer or walk for miles at Holkham.
Top-class sporting action
If you like sport, then you’re spoilt for choice. Premier League Norwich City hosts the country’s biggest teams at Carrow Road. The racecourse at Fakenham is well known as an exciting place to watch the horses and each year the Tour of Britain returns to the county to show off the best cyclists in the world.
Quite simply, there’s something for everyone in Norfolk.
Masterpieces of East Anglia Exhibition – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
14 September 2013 – 24 February 2014
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has put on one of the largest art exhibitions ever collated in the UK, bringing together a variety of masterpieces, with ties to the East of England, from all around the world under one roof. The Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia has over 250 objects that the region has inspired, produced and collected, in addition to treasures that are associated with the area.
The diverse selection of works ranges from paintings, sculpture, photography and architecture, to ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion and graphic design.
Must-see items include the ‘Head of the Emperor Claudius or Nero’, Carl Fabergé’s ‘Queen Alexandra’s Dormouse’, John Sell Cotman’s ‘Storm on Yarmouth Beach’, the ‘King John Cup’, the classic ‘’Lotus Type 72’, George Stubb’s ‘Gimcrack, with John Pratt up, on Newmarket Heath.’
Tickets for the exhibition cost £10 for a full paying adult, and £6 for concessions. Family discount passes are also available. Tickets may be purchased from from the Sainsbury Center here