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Norwich Castle

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Address: Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 493625
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum...
Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is packed with treasures, including fabulous fine art, archaeology, an Ancient Egypt gallery, and natural history. Find out about the Castle's own history in our awe-inspiring Castle Keep.
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Nicely preserved castle. A bit touristy, but has a nice museum, art gallery, and falcon cam from Cathedral on display.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Ionia, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Nicely preserved castle. A bit touristy, but has a nice museum, art gallery, and falcon cam from Cathedral on display.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A well kept castle now a museum with lots of interesting galleries to visit from the Roman Mummies to the Normans and Vikings. There`s a display of Victorian Taxidermy , not everyones cup of tea but fascinating to see wild animals close up, particularly the Ted Ellis gallery with its abundance of birds. The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum is also... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

There is very little of dislike in a castle. However what was there to like was the modern adaptions made to the castle to make it tourist friendly. The well in particular with the glass case was a highlight of the trip. The rich history has been depicted particularly well in the castle

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I love visiting the castle - always take visitors to the city here, as children love exploring the keep. I enjoy the special exhibitions and the art galleries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I love this place, I go with the kids and make a whole day of it. The staff, food and experience is amazing. Good price to go in too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I loved it here. So much history to see and lovely gardens. Then after viewing the castle , i had refreshments at the cafe. Friendly service and good value. Then it was on to the town centre for some shopping. I simply enjoyed my day here. Well worth checking it out. I love norwich.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lots of things for children to do as well as see. Colouring and making things from paper are good time passers for them. The restaurant packs a nice punch in the sausage rolls and you can buy a bottle of Adnams!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On the main floor there was some cool history, but i was expecting more of the castle to be in tact. The basement had really cool things to see and do and the best part was the creepy back stairs!

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Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Little has changed since I first visited this castle as a kid except of course all the wonderful additions to what was already an excellent attraction. Lots of history, nature, art and collections.Young and old love this place. Wish we'd had more time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a couple of hours to kill in Norwich with my 8yr old son but ended up spending 4hrs there. Loads for to look at both history and natural history. It's not the best castle or museum you'll ever go to by a long way but good value and fun. We did think the cafe could be improved in... More 

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