Phoenix Heritage Project Exhibition
April 21st to May 27th 2017
The Assembly House Trust is opening up the archive to uncover the story of our fascinating landmark building, from its earliest foundation to the present day.
Join us in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the building’s regeneration and reopening in 1997 following the devastating fire of 1995.
The Phoenix Heritage Project exhibition follows the story of The Assembly House.
From its beginnings in the 13th Century fields of Norman Norwich to its development by Thomas Ivory, The Assembly House has long been a focal point for people across the county of Norfolk.
A landmark Georgian building, the House has played host to a college, a school, a YWCA hostel and a war office camouflage unit. It has even been used as a warehouse for storing chocolate and bicycles. The building has survived the blitz, been ravaged by fire and been regenerated on more than on occasion.
From grand balls and performances to jugglers and acrobats, its fascinating story is peopled by a long cast of painters, philanthropists, lords and barons.
The exhibition is free and open daily with displays in the corridor gallery.
The Phoenix Heritage Project is a new programme of events celebrating the heritage of The Assembly House.
You can also follow the project on twitter: @AHHeritage