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Crome’s Norwich: 1821-2021

Culture & Arts
May 22, 2021 10:00 - Sep 05, 2021 16:30
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A stunning exhibition blending modern photographs with John Crome’s paintings to compare and contrast our modern city with the Norwich of 200 years ago.


2021 is the bicentenary of the death of John Crome, one of Britain’s great Romantic artists and a co-founder of the Norwich School of painters.

‘Crome’s Norwich: 1821-2021’ takes a closer look at the artist’s relationship with his native city, then and now, through the lens of contemporary photographer Nick Stone. Nick has walked in the footsteps of John Crome, along riverbanks and city paths, to revisit the locations which inspired him. The result is a collection of stunning images which blend Crome’s works with contemporary photography, bringing the story of Crome’s Norwich up to date.

To accompany the exhibition, Nick has created a self-guided walking tour which takes in some of the locations featured in his work. Visit our website via the link below to download it and follow in Crome’s – and Nick’s – footsteps and see the places which inspired them both. And why not take your own snaps too?

This exhibition complements the major celebration of Crome’s art on display at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery in ‘A Passion for Landscape: Rediscovering John Crome’.

The Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., last admission 3.30 p.m.


Admission to the Museum of Norwich is £6.70 for adults, £6.40 for concessions and £6.20 for children. Cheaper family tickets are available for different combinations of adults and children, in addition to a Twilight Ticket valid one hour before closing time (£2.00). All tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available on the door – please visit