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The historic Maids Head has sadly had to close it's doors

It is with a very heavy heart we announce the immediate closure of The Maids Head Hotel, for what potentially is the first time in its 800 year history. We will initially remain closed until the end of April, but we will keep you updated as soon as we have some good news to share. Find out more in our blog post.

Norfolk Day at the Maids Head

Sir Thomas Paston (Rob Knee) with guests on Norfolk Day Sir Thomas Paston (Rob Knee) with guests on Norfolk Day

The Maids Head went back to 1549 and Kett’s Rebellion to mark Norfolk Day on Saturday 27 July and raised £89  in donations from guests for the hotel’s charity of the year, Break.

In the morning, Rob Knee from the Paston Heritage Society, dressed as Tudor courtier, Sir Thomas Paston gave a full account, in the Oak Room, of Sir Thomas’ response to Kett’s Rebellion  in Norwich during the summer of 1549.

This was followed in the afternoon by a Shardlake’s Norwich tour led by Maids Head tour guide, Paul Dickson, dressed as Matthew Shardlake. The tour celebrates CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel, Tombland and looks at Norwich at the time of Kett’s Rebellion.

Shardlake's Norwich tour on Kett's Heights.

Shardlake’s Norwich tour on Kett’s Heights.

 

 

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