A place for men to meet, socialise and carry out hobbies & practical activities

Our premises are temporarily closed 

We will post any updates here as they become known

The Board of Trustees regret to announce that in line with recent UK Government recommendations relating to the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to suspend all Norwich Men’s Shed activities until further notice.

As Trustees, we have a duty of care to our members. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and group gatherings. In addition, our membership demographic means that many of our members will fall into the high-risk category.

We understand that this will be doubly disappointing, given that we have only just reopened following our recent shutdown to attend to essential maintenance. However, the safety and welfare of our members, their families and the general public is our primary consideration in agreeing this course of responsible action.

Further updates will be provided in due course, with relevant information posted on both our website and social media pages. In addition, we will continue to contact current members via email* – it is your responsibility to ensure that we have your correct email address and other contact details. Please understand we will not be able to answer individual requests for updates.

We hope you appreciate why this course of action has become necessary, and thank you for your understanding and patience during this very difficult time.

Yours Sincerely

Tim Ridgley
Norwich Men’s Shed Trustee Chair


We have a skeleton staff working behind the scenes – whilst we aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as possible, we are a small charity with limited resources, so it may be a few days before we can get back to you. 


*We will continue to contact current members via email – it is your responsibility to ensure that we have your correct email address and other contact details. We are currently unable to provide ongoing updates  via other contact methods, ie phone or text – if you do not have email access then please check our website or social media pages.
(If you have not accessed the Shed Premises and/or paid your membership in the 3 months prior to 14 Feb 2020, then your membership is considered lapsed as per NMS constitution.)

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With just one part-time paid coordinator, Norwich Men’s Shed operates as a skills-sharing cooperative and is reliant upon members giving generously of their time to staff the premises and enable opening. Originally set up in 2013 by MensCraft, we later became an independent CIO (charity no. 1171796) – our organisations continue to work in partnership to promote men’s wellbeing at Norwich Men’s Centre.

We are grateful for support from Norwich City Council, National Lottery Awards for All and Norfolk Community Foundation (Birketts Fund, Septagon Fund and Paul Bassham Charitable Trust).

Contact us:

Norwich Men’s Shed
47-51 Pitt St

Phone: 01603 627074 or 07421 088033
E-mail: norwichmensshed@gmail.com