Victorian Nights is a brand new festival in North Norfolk, designed to entertain, amaze, delight and inspire.  It will take place from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 May 2012.

Victorian costumed character in Cromer

Photograph: David Indge

The festival is part of Museums at Night, the annual after-hours celebration of arts, history and heritage, which is co-ordinated by the lovely people of Culture 24, a not-for-profit online publisher, working across the arts, heritage, education and tourism sectors.

The festival, which has been funded by a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and financial support from North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, will bring exciting, free, Victorian-themed events to the beautiful seaside towns of Cromer, Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea. Look out for costumed characters, films, workshops, a steam train ride, a photographic parlour, circus acts, guided walks, escapologists, fire eaters, and more besides! Most events are drop-in, but some are pre-bookable.  Please see our events page for more details.  Bookings are now open.  You can download a copy of our events leaflet here.

If you would like to come to the events dressed in Victorian costume – this is not compulsory! – please check out our guide to creating a great Victorian look.

Our volunteer blogging team are creating and updating a fabulous blog all about Victorian Nights.  You can visit it here.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please do leave comments.  We’d love to hear from you.

Logos of Victorian Nights funders