Colman’s Mustard Shop Celebrates a 1970s Christmas
Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum is turning back the clock to the 1970s on Monday, 6 December, with a day of fancy dress and special festive treats.
Celebrating the 1973 opening of the Mustard Shop at its first home in Bridewell Alley, there will be 70s themed snacks and sweets, 70s Christmas music and free tastings of products in the shop’s ever-growing range of exclusive products. Customers will also be able to pick up great Colman’s products at their original 1970s prices, including 2 oz bags of powdered mustard for 45p per bag.
Nick Cook, retail business manager of Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum said: “Last year’s Victorian Christmas event was such a huge success that we are once again putting on a festive event which goes back in time and celebrates our roots in Norwich. This is a great opportunity for people to get into the festive spirit and snap up some Christmas gifts at fantastic prices.”
As well as stocking an extensive range of powder and prepared mustards, including a number of specialities made exclusively for the shop, Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum also contains many historical items that cover all aspects of the history and production of mustard in Norwich.
The Shop is based in the Royal Arcade, by Norwich Market, with the event taking place between 9.30am to 5pm on Monday, 6 December.
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About Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum
Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum was opened in 1973 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Colman’s, with premises on Bridewell Alley. It moved to the historic art nouveau Royal Arcade in 1999, where it has been based ever since in a careful replica of Victorian trade premises.
The shop stocks an extensive range of powder and prepared mustards, including a number of specialities made exclusively for the shop. In addition, there are a wide selection of mustard pots and spoons, together with tea towels – not to mention a broad range of Colman’s memorabilia. It also contains many items on loan from the archives, covering all aspects of the history and production of Colman’s mustard.
About Norwich HEART
Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich. We strategically plan, regenerate, manage and promote Norwich’s heritage and act as a best practice model internationally for developing heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle. HEART receives core funding from Norwich City Council and further project funding from a variety of sources which has to date included the European Union, HM Treasury, the East of England Development Agency and Norfolk County Council. HEART took over Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum in August 2009, from previous owners Unilever UK & Ireland.