Behind the scenes – a private tour of Museum of Norwich.

The Barbara dress on the shoot.

Everyone who reads this blog knows of my love of shoes so when the lovely ladies at The Museum of Norwich asked if I would like to have a behind the scenes look at their shoe collections – what was a girl to say but YES PLEASE!!!

We started with a tour of the museum that is a fascinating insight to the history of Norwich from Norman times, the textile industry, how Norwich City Football team got their nickname of The Canaries, the War years and there is even a replica of a pub!!

Norwich was once England’s second city?


Documenting the history of the textile industry.

Documenting the history of the textile industry.


One of the only working looms in the country.

One of the only working looms in the country.


And then we passed to the to the best bit for me – shoes!! Here are the ones that are on display in the museum but they did open the cabinets for me so I could get a close up look!!


These could be modern and I love the colour – very Blahnik!!


I want these – totally love the gold and embroidery!!


These look as though you could buy them in a store today – proving nothing is new in fashion?!

Then up a narrow staircase I was taken into the shoe store room to find shelf upon shelf of boxes all full of shoes – I almost squealed with delight, Pick a box they said and take a look inside – they didn’t have to ask twice!!


Just one of the shelves!!


Pick a box??


Rainbow colours for spring?


Classic 40’s shoes.


It was very hard not to try an sneak these into my bag – so on trend now so Gucci!!


More classic styles.

Norwich was known for its shoes with Start-rite, and Mac Kilties for children – one of the cutest items I saw was a scrapbook of letters and photos from children to “Uncle Mac Kiltie thanking him for their shoes.


The album

Just one of the letters - they were soo sweet and polite?

Just one of the letters – they were soo sweet and polite?

All too soon I had to go but I could have gone on exploring all day there are so many fascinating things to see in the fabulous museum – I was lucky enough to see some of the collections that the public don’t get to see but they do offer behind the scenes tours for groups – £8.00 for a minimum of 15 people – get in touch for more details.

In the meantime make sure that next time you are in town make a point of popping in for a visit – you won’t be disappointed.

The Museum also hold exciting events and helped to style the promotional shots Get the Vintage Look – a workshop with Flamingo Amy and Love Moi Make-up so if you want to know how to get glam vintage style book your place now.

And watch this space for an exciting collaboration as part of Norwich Fashion Week 2016??!!

The Barbara dress on the shoot.

The Barbara dress on the shoot.


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