Hungate is a centre for medieval art located in Britain’s most complete medieval city – Norwich. We are based in the medieval church of St Peter Hungate, on historic Elm Hill in the city centre. We exist to promote both the medieval art visible in the County of Norfolk (through exhibitions, research and an events and learning program) and contemporary use of medieval art, approaches and buildings.
Hungate presents at least two free public exhibitions a year, each accompanied by a full program of learning and family activities. We are able to develop these exhibitions for free because of our unique relationship with students from UEA and NUA, who curate, design and deliver the exhibitions through internships supervised by our expert trustees.
Hungates specialism is the medieval, but we also want to highlight the way in which the past inspires artists today. To this end alternate exhibitions showcase recent work, all of which develops on themes from the medieval world. This fusion of the medieval and contemporary is one of our unique strengths.