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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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We went to Norwich castle mainly to see the painting collection which is reckoned to be very good. This turned out to be correct with an exhibition of mainly Norfolk artists being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Norwich castle mainly to see the painting collection which is reckoned to be very good. This turned out to be correct with an exhibition of mainly Norfolk artists being displayed. Norwich Castle possesses the world’s largest collection of works by artists of the Norwich School, a collective of three generations that included famous names such as John... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

While we entered with far too little time to peruse all of the exhibits, we still managed to take in what i now consider the best day out for anyone in Norwich. The vast amounts of animals preserved in what is made to look like their natural surroundings, down to the tiny little trinkets from the Egyptian era, leading finally... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I'm all for getting children excited about history but why do the museums have to alienate adults to do it? I live in Norwich and pop into the museum half a dozen times a year to see various exhibitions or attend talks (the talks are excellent by the way). What the museum service seems to have lost track of is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and lots of interactive displays. Very educational in the nicest way! Highly recommended

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A superb day out. Interesting & educational. Something for ages 2 - 100! Exhibits usually tie in with school topics / history projects. Staff interact well with visitors. Smaller art tasks keep you get visitors engaged. All parts of the castle are accessible. The restaurant serves food of a good standard with plenty of choice. The gift shop has pocket... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

An ideal place for young and old, I have a problem with walking but this castle had no problems, plenty of seats loads to see and do. Grand children loved it . Value for money

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went to the open evening on a Saturday. Great to see lots of young people at the castle but all a bit to noise for me. Lots of kids running around and lots of tears as it was quiet late and very young children still at the castle 9pm. A great idea to get families involved but if you... More 

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Hereford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

As a castle, the outer façade is impressive, but doesn't look as old as the castle actually is. There is some evidence of its age on the inside, but we felt that the museum it contains was more noteworthy. The natural history of the area was well presented with panoramic scenes of the broads, reed beds etc and, although taxidermy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not enough time to really see and enjoy all the Castle had to offer. I went late one afternoon and was surprised to be only part way round when they called closing time. It's very well presented and I really enjoyed. Note to self - go back again soon!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A nice place to view the wonderful city of Norwich,lots of history,fascinating.Good for the family I took my kids(early teens) and they liked it.The surrounding gardens are fantastic for relaxing especially in the summer

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