STOP PRESS Change of Opening Hours Following the success of our Open Days We've extended some of our opening hours, so bowling time is more available to members who are still working More time now to get on the green and enjoy your bowling - see you there Look at the "Opening Hours" page for details of opening times changes
 STOP PRESS Change of Opening Hours Following the success of our Open Days We've extended some of our opening hours,so bowling time is more  available to members who are still working More time now to get on the green and enjoy your bowling - see you there Look at the "Opening Hours" page for details of opening times changes

About us

The Victoria Bowling Club was founded on its present site on Trafford Road in 1870. It began as a gentlemen's bowling club for its first 152 years, but in 2023 it is now a mixed club and welcomes all bowlers, new and experienced. But it is not just a lawn bowling club as that description does not do justice to what is  a unique bowling social club in the heart of our city of Norwich.


The ethos of the club is friendship, enjoyment and good humour. We do not compete in external competitions or leagues, and the fellowship is more important than the result.

The ethos is also reflected in the attire - no strict rules, just smart casual.


The essence of our approach is summed up here:

  • Playing is as simple as coming along to the casual sessions or putting your name down for the structured events. You get to play with different people each time you play, all having varying abilities and only too pleased to help a newcomer.
  • No need to find partners or teams, it's all arranged for you. However we do like to encourage members to use the green as often as possible.
  • No dress code here, as smart casual is the order of the day. However, no jeans, T-shirts or football regalia. Bowling shoes are essential; spares are available for newcomers to borrow.
  • There is a licensed bar where beverages and light snacks are available when the Club is open.
  • There is a congenial atmosphere in the clubhouse where members sit around our 6-metre dining table and "mardle".
  • Plenty of literature and information is available in the clubhouse. The President writes a weekly report for members, and publishes a monthly calendar of events.


The Victoria Bowling Club

30 Trafford Road



07873 349819


Note number is only answered during opening times - otherwise leave a message and we'll get back to you during next open time


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