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The historic Maids Head will continue to stay open for those travelling for work related purposes and will fully reopen on Wednesday, 3rd December

Following the latest Government guidelines we are pleased to announce that we will be staying open throughout November to support local businesses. We are happy to take bookings for those employees who are required to travel for work related purposes. Call 01603 272007 or email reservations at [email protected]
We will fully reopen on Wednesday, 2nd December following the latest Government Guidelines
Rest assured we have put into place all the Government's COVID-19 Secure health and safety measures to ensure the well being of all our guests and staff and have been awarded the Good to Go mark. We are continuously updating our risk assessments as the Government guidelines change.

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Saving Samson Celebration Afternoon Tea

Saving Samson team: Jenny Caynes Museum of Norwich, Leanda Jaine illustrator, Michael and Frances Holmes historians and Hannah Henderson Museum of Norwich

We were delighted to host an afternoon tea on Wednesday for the team behind the successful Museum of Norwich, Saving Samson, Crowdfunding campaign.

From the mid 17th century, the carved statue of Samson stood guard outside the ‘Samson and Hercules’ building across the road from the Maids Head. Time took its toll on Samson who was eventually encased in layers  of white paint, obscuring the carving beneath.

Samson in the laboratory at Plowden & Smith, London.

Now, two decades after being removed from the ‘Samson and Hercules’ building for safekeeping, Samson has been restored to his former glory. The Museum of Norwich ran a successful £15,000 Crowdfunding campaign, earlier this year, to raise money to create a new display for the oak carved figure and put him in pride of place in the museum.

Meeting the highest conservation standards, this new display will not only present Samson at his very best, but more importantly, will ensure that he remains in peak condition for many years to come.

Samson is due go on display in Spring 2019, but before that, supporters of the Crowdfunding campaign will be receiving their rewards, which include a special Saving Samson tote bag designed by local illustrator Leanda Jaine.

For more information about the Museum of Norwich see

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/museum-of-norwich

 

 

 

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