10:20 September 9, 2022
11:53 September 9, 2022
Norfolk visitor venues and attractions have announced closures following the queen’s death.
The 96-year-old monarch died yesterday afternoon in Balmoral, Scotland, and now a period of mourning begins.
After the queen’s death was confirmed, several visitor attractions announced that they would be closing as a show of respect.
Cromer Pier has announced that it will remain closed today, but will reopen as normal on Saturday 10th September.
Ticket holders for today’s Cromer Pier Show matinee will be contacted.
In a Facebook post, Cromer Pier said: “Rest in peace, Your Majesty, a constant presence and comfort throughout the 70 years of your reign.
“As a show of respect, we will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 9, and will reopen as usual on Saturday, September 10.
“If you have tickets for the Cromer Pier Show matinee tomorrow, we’ll get back to you before 11am.”
King’s Lynn Corn Market
King’s Lynn Corn Exchange has announced that all movies and shows scheduled for Friday have been postponed.
RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
RSPB Strumpshaw has announced that it will be closed today but will reopen on Saturday.
In a tweet, the wildlife reserve said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our patron, the Queen, and offer our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family.
“As a mark of respect, all visitor facilities will be closed tomorrow (Friday) and will reopen the following day. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
RSPB Titchwell Bog
The RSPB Titchwell Marsh site is also closed today but will reopen on Saturday.
Sandringham Estate has been closed and its Living and Heritage Game and Country Fair planned for this weekend will not take place.
All facilities at Sandringham will remain closed until further notice and those with visitor tickets will be contacted.
There is a one-way system for mourners wishing to pay their respects, which can only visit Norwich Gates.
National Trust sites remain open
The National Trust sites will remain open after the Queen’s death.
He has said that he hopes his sites “provide a place of reflection” for members and visitors.
Information on closures on the day of the Queen’s state funeral will be announced at a later date on the instructions of the Cabinet Office.
In a statement, a National Trust spokeswoman said: “The National Trust is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
“It is difficult to put into words how much The Queen has meant to the people of this country and around the world.
“She leaves a deep mark on us and we will miss her dearly. We extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.”
Botanic Garden Bar and Kitchen (Norwich)
The Botanical Garden Bar and Kitchen in Norwich has said it will be closed on Friday and Saturday “out of respect and to allow us all the time to reflect”.