Norfolk Record Office

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Norfolk Record Office is one of 10 UK-wide partners who are helping save the nation’s sounds as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project.

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The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) was delighted and honoured to host the East of England Hub for the Unlocking Our Sounds project. A joint service of Norfolk County Council and district councils in Norfolk, the NRO has actively collected sound archives for over 20 years. The UOSH project has allowed it to preserve and share with the public some locally important collections. The NRO has also been able to preserve and share important oral history collections of various museums and archives in the county, notably those of:

  • Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum
  • Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth
  • Suffolk Archives and Lincolnshire Archives
  • Cambridge University Library
  • Churchill Archive Centre
  • Red House Aldeburgh


We have also had the opportunity to work with institutions on collections which have a wider, national and international appeal. Some of the most notable collections that we’ve worked with include:

  • The British Antarctic Survey.
  • The Royal Greenwich Observatory collection.
  • Archive collections relating to Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.
  • Records of Patricia Daniels, which include oral history interviews relating to the interwar years and to Norwich’s shoe industry.


Find out more here:

Blog: Norfolk Record Office Blog

YouTube: Norfolk Record Office YouTube


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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

Unlocking our Sound Heritage is a UK-wide project that will help save the nation’s sounds and open them up to everyone.

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