great hospital


The Great Hospital, in the heart of Norwich, was one of England’s oldest hospitals, and it has been serving the people of the city since 1249.

Originally opened the aid the priests, poor scholars and paupers of the city, The Great Hospital is now used as sheltered accommodation for the elderly, but it still has strong links to its history, offering regular tours and talks about the building’s story.

Now, the building is appreciated for its architecture. It is the finest set of medieval hospital buildings in the country, and is included in the Norwich 12 (like previous 365 item, Surrey House). Today is the final chance this year to participate in a historical tour of the building,

Find out more about the history of The Great Hospital at Norwich 12.

Norwich is full of fascinating architecture, dating from the Medieval period through to the modern day. Plan a trip to explore with Visit Norwich.