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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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A regional treasure/a must for visitors and tourists

I have visited the castle many times and it has just got better and better. It may be fairly expensive to visit but if that's what it takes to keep this amazing piece of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited the castle many times and it has just got better and better. It may be fairly expensive to visit but if that's what it takes to keep this amazing piece of our history alive then I will gladly pay it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely building full of fascinating history. Great to walk around and submerse yourself in it. The only things i didn't enjoy; - parking, city parking is a nightmare, not the fault of the castle of course but damaged my experience as we were driving visitors. - ease of getting around, I found it a little confusing to get... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The castle was pretty out side its lovely for children to learn some of the exhibitions wasn't what we expected there was other things that wasn't relevant to the history of the castle.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Norwich Castle another legacy of the Normans. Cleaned in the last few years so now even more of a landmark. Good views across the city of Norwich. The view to today's market place was one which would have seen the French/Flemish market in the 1600s. A castle which has its dungeons but also hosts amazing permanent exhibitions of the Norwich... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The entrance is pricy for a museum with limited exhibits related to its history. The children did enjoy it. There was a trail laid out for them with clues to find and a piece of paper to fill. The keep is well preserved and worth spending a bit of time inside. The cafe is good, but as always slightly overpriced.... More 

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Lydia G, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comments, we are really pleased that your children enjoyed their visit and had fun completing the 'Conquer the Castle' trail. With the flexibility of the all day entrance ticket you are as you say able to leave the castle and re enter right up until 5.00pm throughout August and September! We are currently developing our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

with the dragons near the castle we thought we would have a look in loved the mummy's and the keep kept my children happy thankyou

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

last visited circa 20 years ago and what a difference. This was certainly value for money. Spent two hours wandering around and enjoying the various displays and museum items. Castle was clean and well presented and had a nice café and shop (although as with all of these type of venues items in shop were overpriced in my opinion). Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Enjoyed our visit here with our grandson. He enjoyed looking at the exhibits, but could have done with more interactive ones. The lady who did the introductory tour was good, and kept our interest. I was surprised by the section of stuffed animals, as they were really well displayed, and such a variety. My only issue was the flies buzzing... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Comprehensive explanations of the history of the castle. Lots of interactive programs for children. In addition to the history, the museum has an extensive collection of porcelain, military memorabilia and taxidermy. One could easily spend more than half a day there.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nowadays the castle is a museum. It has a number of galleries featuring paintings, natural history and ancient history etc. .All is well laid out, but a lot seems to be aimed at children.

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Additional Information about Norwich Castle

Address: Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 493625
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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