Nicola Hems

Nicola Hems in front of the Museum of the Broads

Why do you take part in Heritage Open Days? 

It’s a brilliant way to showcase the Museum and it gives us the chance to work with local organisations and individuals involved with heritage and culture.

What does your job involve?

I am responsible for the everyday management of the Museum and for the display and care of its collections.

What do you like best about your role? 

It’s so varied!  I also love working with our large team of volunteers.  Their enthusiasm inspires me.

What is special to you about Norfolk?

The rivers, the marshes, the wildlife, the coast, and of course, the Broads!

What do visitors gain from taking part in Heritage events?

We find that most visitors to the Museum during Heritage Open Days are local people.  This festival enables us all to discover more about our local communities.

Describe your Heritage Open Days experience in three words.  

Busy, inspiring, enlightening.