Heritage Open Day: Launch of Norwich Talking Statues
Heritage Open Days weekend sees the launch of Talking Statues in Norwich. This international scheme to revitalise civic history gives voice to statues around the city via a mobile phone app. Pick up a map and start your walk from Dragon Hall.
Visit the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, as a starting point for the Talking Statues tour across the city!
Tour the 15th-century medieval trading hall, then collect a map and find out about some of the most prestigious cultural figures in Norwich’s history in their own words, from their very own statues. Scan Lord Nelson, Julian of Norwich, Amelia Opie, Thomas Browne, Will Kempe and others from your smartphone and they will call you right back. You can even have a chat with the lions outside City Hall!
The National Centre for Writing has commissioned world-renowned, Norwich-based writers such as Sarah Perry (author of The Essex Serpent) and Emma Healey (author of Elizabeth is Missing) to give voices to statues around the city as part of this international scheme to revitalise civic history. You can find out more about Talking Statues here http://www.talkingstatues.co.uk
Talking Statues is being run in partnership with The Forum Trust.
We advise you to check the Talking Statues routes through the city in advance if you have accessibility needs.
Varies according to your choice of route Dragon Hall is a medieval building and as such, you should expect some uneven floors and a few dark corners. We have no on-site parking but are close to car parks at Rouen Road and Rose Lane. Contact for the day: Sarah Bower, General Manager 01603 877177