Interior of Dragon Hall: roof

Archive Gallery: 1980 — 2005

This covers the period from the ownership of the building passing to the City up to the major Heritage Lottery Fund building project of 2005/06 - probably the most important period since the demise of the trading hall in the 14th century. The selection of photos, press cuttings and extracts from documents gives just a taste of how an army of dedicated volunteers and professionals made possible the transformation of the dilapidated building into a major heritage venue. It also includes the formation in 1985 of the Norfolk and Norwich Heritage Trust which drove most of this work and managed the building until 2015.

New Ideas and Plans

English Heritage photos of 1981

Fund raising & Publicity

Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust

Repairs & restoration

The Friends of Norfolk and Norwich Heritage