Dragon Hall, Norwich

Dragon Hall, Norwich (must see)

Dragon Hall is a Grade 1 listed medieval merchant's trading hall located in King Street, Norfolk close to the River Wensum. The Great Hall was built between 1427 and 1430, but some parts of the site, such as the undercroft, are older. Archaeological research has shown evidence of 1,000 years of human habitation on the site.

Dragon Hall was built by a merchant called Robert Toppes as the hub of his international trading empire. The Great Hall is the centre piece of the site with its magnificent crown post roof which contains an intricately carved dragon on one of the spandrels, which gives the building its name. This was where Toppes displayed goods from home and abroad to other English and European merchants. Dragon Hall is unique because it is the only known surviving building of its type built by one man for his own use rather than by a Guild. The building operated as a showroom and warehouse for about 30 years. Dragon Hall is managed by a small team of staff and relies on the support of a large body of volunteers. It operates as a heritage museum and is also a venue for all sorts of community, cultural,and learning activities such as weddings, parties, theatre and music, markets, school visits and workshops.
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Sight Name: Dragon Hall
Sight Location: Norwich, England (See walking tours in Norwich)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Norwich, England

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

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Shopping Streets of Norwich

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Museum and Galleries Tour

Museum and Galleries Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Norwich Introduction Walking Tour

Norwich Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles