Monday 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
(bank holidays excepted)
The Owen Barnes Room
New Costessey Centre Breckland Rd., New Costessey
Norwich NR5 0RW


Owen Barnes RoomThe Owen Barnes Room is owned by the Costessey Parish Council and is part of the New Costessey Centre in Breckland Road. The Owen Barnes room itself the rear of the the two rooms behind the Costessey Library (the other being Breckland Hall).

Please note that the class start time of 7:15 p.m. is most definitely the class start time - i.e. by this time the mats should be laid and students changed and ready to start training. All students are expected to assist with putting down the mats and preparing the dojo for practice and should plan to arrive at the Owen Barnes room no later than 7:05 p.m. Note also that we do not hold classes on Mondays which are bank holidays. Experience has taught us that, no matter how many students indicate that they will attend a class on one of these nights, actual attendance is minimal.

Class fees are £5.00 with an annual membership fee of £25 (£15 for students or unemployed) .

The New Costessey Centre has excellent parking and is easily accessible by public transport.

Getting there

By car

From outside Norwich leave the A47 southern bypass at the Norfolk Showground exit and follow the A1074 directions towards Norwich. From within Norwich take the Dereham Rd. (A1074) out of Norwich. From either direction, at the Bowthorpe roundabout on the Dereham Rd. (A1074) take the exit signposted to New Costessey and follow the signs to the New Costessey Community Centre and Library. Turn into and park in the New Costessey Centre. Follow the link above to open a Google Map page of the area.

By bus

The Eastern Counties/First Bus number 19 and 19A services for New Costesey go both in and out of Norwich and stop directly outside the New Costessey Centre. As these buses run less frequently in the evening you may wish to use the Number 16 service which goes along the Dereham Road out to Queens Hills. Although this bus doesn't actually turn into Costessey it does stop at the Bowthorpe roundabout on the Dereham Rd. opposite the end of Breckland Rd. and it's not a long walk from there to the New Costessey Centre. Follow this link to see the bus timetables and prices. Alongside the Eastern Counties/First Bus 16 service there is also a Konnect bus service number 5 which also goes along the Dereham road to and from Queens Hills and stops at the Bowthorpe roundabout. Follow this link for details.

There was a change to the 19 and 20 bus routes in September 2010 which means that the number 20 service route no longer goes to the New Costessey Centre.

By bike (from Norwich)

Most cyclists will work out routes to suit themselves to avoid the worst of the traffic and the hills where possible but ... You can get to Costessey using the Marriots Way cycle route to avoid main road traffic. You will then have to negotiate your way through New Costessey to the Owen Barnes Room yourself. Follow the link at the top of the page to see a Google Map page of the area. Unfortunately there's no specific cycle storage facilities in the New Costessey Centre. We have keys to the caged-in area behind the Owen Barnes Room if required but, of course, it's not under cover.