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Bridewell Museum, Norwich

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Now called The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

in Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ.

  • Before closing for refurbishment in 2009, this small museum had an excellent display of interesting machinery, including stationary steam engines and machine tools (including local clockmaker Johnson Jex's historically important all-metal lathe from c.1820).
  • The museum reopened in July 2012, and has a fascinating collection of items, although a number of interesting machines have, for some reason, been removed. These include the Johnson Jex lathe, a lathe by Edward Hines, and an interesting marine steam engine with wooden connecting rods.

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