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NORWICH CITY HALL

Norwich City Hall is one of the finest municipal buildings of the inter-war period in England.

Built between 1936 and 1938 to accommodate the increasing size of Norwich City Council, the hall featured an art deco interior and a number of fine architectural features, including a top-floor cupola, mahogany panelling and one of the country’s longest balconies, and a pair of stylised bronze lions, sculpted by Alfred Hardiman, greets visitors to the building.

Designed by S. Rowland Pierce, the plans were held in high esteem and were shown at the Royal Academy in 1933 and 1934.

Norwich City Hall is also one of the Norwich12 buildings. The reception areas are accessible to the public, and the Tourist Information Centre runs full building tours during the summer months. For more information, see Norwich Tourist Information.

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Photo: Alex Liivet