What is Men's Shed?

Men’s Sheds have been shown to provide friendship and a sense of belonging through positive and therapeutic informal activities and experiences with other men. They achieve positive health, happiness and well-being outcomes not only for the men who participate but also their families, friends and communities.

The Norwich Men’s Shed was started by MensCraft in 2013.  It is now an independent charity.  The Shed and MensCraft continue to work in partnership to promote men’s wellbeing through their independent activities at the Men’s Centre. 

Charity number 1171796

The Shed provides a place for blokes to meet informally and safely to do ‘hands-on’ stuff together or individually; it’s always good to meet people and make new friends. Current activities include woodworking, computing and electronics, metalworking, blacksmithing, furniture restoration, chat and banter.


If you’re completely new to this kind of activity, we can buddy you up with someone more experienced until you get the hang of it. We also run courses occasionally, such as canoe-making, wood turning, carpentry and computing.

Put your skills to good use. We have a wide range of tools available on site and we’re always looking for men with skills they would like to share. Our activities are many and varied and are often changing. Get in touch if you feel you may have something to offer.

How do I become a Shedder?

Any man is welcome to visit us during our public opening times (see contacts page) and have a look around.  You’ll receive a warm welcome, a tour of the Shed and a cuppa.  If you decide you’d like to use the Shed regularly, we’ll ask you to complete a membership form and the induction process.  This is simply to ensure that you know how to use the equipment properly without supervision.

We have a few basic rules:

Health and Safety is a top priority
espect each other at all times
Everyone is equal
Everyone is welcome
You must be over 18
We don’t accept drink or drugs on the premises or allow members to enter the Shed intoxicated

If it sounds like your kind of thing, then why not drop in and find out what it is all about, or contact us for more information or any questions.

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