Founded in 2009, Hungate Medieval Art is a charity promoting Norfolk’s colourful medieval history through free art exhibitions, lectures and thought-provoking events at Hungate, the former Church of St Peter Hungate on Elm Hill in Norwich City Centre.
Our mission is to promote the rich and varied medieval art of Norfolk, allowing the general public to engage with objects and images in a centrally accessible location, at no cost to them. We organise exhibitions to showcase aspects of medieval art and architecture, as well as exhibitions of works by contemporary artists responding to this heritage. We also organise themed workshops for families and individuals.
The building is generally open every weekend from March to October, whether or not an exhibition is running. A series of permanent display boards highlight features of the building, and volunteers are happy to provide more information. Visitors are also welcome to spend time in our garden.
We have a collection of replica tomb brasses for brass-rubbing. This is an activity suitable for children or adults – we provide all the materials, and you can take the finished picture home. For this we ask visitors to make a donation, for a suggested amount of £4.
For more information about the church building, please visit the History page.
Hungate Medieval Art is a charity registered in England and Wales: Charity no. 1125694