08/08/2018

The Great Market

The Guildhall, Norwich

The Guildhall, Norwich

A 1½ hour guided tour in and around Norwich Market, celebrating 940 years of buying and selling at the heart of the city, including sampling the food on offer at today’s market stalls.

The tour looks at the impact of the Normans; the growth of the Medieval Market and the Paston Letters; the great church of St Peter Mancroft; the role of the Tollhouse and later the Guildhall; the market as a place of execution and entertainment; the long lost Market Cross; the coaching era, the inns and the diaries of Parson Woodforde; pubs, banking and the Victorian era; shoemaking and the story of Start-Rite; the building of City Hall and redevelopment of the market in the 1930s and 21st century changes.

  • Maximum size of group: 15
  • Tour not available on Sundays
  • Cost £7.50 per person
  • Food sampling subject to availability
  • Minimum charge £30