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Rosary cemetery

The main entrance to Rosary Cemetery is on Rosary Road with vehicle and pedestrian access to the lower and upper parts of the cemetery. There is also a gate on Telegraph Lane East (NR1 4AN) with pedestrian access.

Rosary Cemetery, Norwich

200 years of the Rosary

The year 2019 is a landmark date for Rosary Cemetery having been established 200 years ago in 1819.Rosary 200 logo

Throughout the year the Friends of the Rosary group (supported by Norwich City Council) will be holding celebration events at the Rosary.

This is in addition to the usual wildlife and history tours run by the Friends of the Rosary and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

This year also marks the 20 year anniversary of the Friends of the Rosary and there will be opportunities to find out more about the group and what they do.

Tours and events at the Rosary

Please note that some of the events need to be booked in advance and are limited to 20 spaces. To book your place email Nick. For more information please visit the Friends of Rosary website.
All events are FREE but donations to The Friends of the Rosary are very much appreciated.

Tours are subject to change and all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, but no dogs are allowed.

Date Time Event
Sunday 28 April 2pm at the chapel Military Burials tour
Sunday 5 May 2pm at the chapel History tour
Sunday 12 May 5.30am at the pedestrian gate on Telegraph East Dawn chorus
Sunday 2 June 2pm at the chapel History tour - Learn about the history of the Rosary and some of the notable memorials
Sunday 9 June 10am at the chapel Bumblebee workshop (bookable event) -
Beginners course on identifying the common Bumbleebees, indoor presentation and Rosary walk
Sunday 7 July 2pm at the chapel Symbology tour - Learn about the meaning of the symbols on the memorials in the Rosary
Sunday 21 July 10am at the chapel Butterfly workshop (bookable event) -
Beginners course on identifying some of Norfolk’s butterflies, indoor presentation and Rosary walk
Sunday 4 August 10am at the chapel Wildlife from scratch (bookable event) -
Ideal for beginners and people who like wildlife but don’t know what they are looking at
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September TBC Heritage Open Days - History and wildlife tours on both days
Saturday 12 October 11am-4pm at the chapel Rosary Bicentenary/Friends of the Rosary 20th Anniversary Open Day
Sunday 10 November 10am at the chapel Join members of the Norfolk Fungus Group in a search for fungi in the Rosary