Three men are due to appear at Norwich Crown Court next month following a cannabis factory raid inside an old Great Yarmouth museum.

Police discovered 650 cannabis plants inside the former David Howkins Museum of Memories on King Street after an early drugs bust on the A11 in Ketteringham on Tuesday.

Three men with Birmingham addresses - Renaldo Dyrmishi, 25, Blerim Muca, 30, and Xhesi Hajdari, 23 - were charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis. Hajdari also received a drug driving charge.

READ MORE: Howkins King Street building in Great Yarmouth is up for auction

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Police on Deneside behind the old David Howkins Museum.Police on Deneside behind the old David Howkins Museum. (Image: James Weeds)At the scene, officers seized £200,000 worth of the Class B drug and the men were also arrested. The men appeared at Norwich Magistrates' yesterday and have been further remanded in custody until their next court appearance on June 12 at Norwich Crown Court.

During Tuesday's inquiry, officers were led to the Great Yarmouth property, where investigations continue and a cordon remains.

As a museum, the building was home to curios and circus artefacts collected by the late Valerie Howkins. The collection, which also included a revered stamp collection, weaved together Mrs Howkins' family and local history.