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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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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum and...

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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Great free guided tour.

You could quite easily spend half a day here. Do the guided tour first, you learn a lot more than just looking,(although there are interactive handsets to tell you about certain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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framlingham
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could quite easily spend half a day here. Do the guided tour first, you learn a lot more than just looking,(although there are interactive handsets to tell you about certain parts of the castle) the tour starts at 12.00. Then you can walk around at your leisure looking at what you have been told about. If you use park... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently ventured into the Castle Museum at a recommendation of a friend. The castle itself is a wonderful building, however I feel it was let down somewhat by the content. Although there was a vast array on offer, I feel that it lacked the wow factor. The main keep felt very empty and could have been put to better... More 

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Thank Ben L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely local museum, full of interesting archaeological discoveries from Roman, through Saxon and medieval. As a metal detectorists I was amazed to see the quality of the items on display. Good café too! The castle itself is interesting to explore and the displays relating to when it was the area prison are realistic and involving. We visited... More 

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Thank PlymouthMaid11
Worthing, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my in laws as after years of visiting them in Norwich I had never been to the castle. I really enjoyed the visit here and particularly enjoyed the museum exhibitions. I could have spent a lot more time looking round as there was so much to see. We had coffee and a cake in the cafe on site... More 

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Thank JFMF0912
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find. Interesting displays,awesome main hall, fantastic Vikings exhibitions and a nice little caffee.

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Thank hornblower1492
Norwich
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery from traditional art (Norwich School of Painters) to contemporary visual art through touring exhibitions and in-house curators, and museums displays from Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Boudicca, archeological finds, a teapot collection and lots of wildlife. The Castle Keep is a vast space which has been through many changes since it was built... More 

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Thank mariocatlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit. Prices are a tad too high but walking around and exploring the castle was sublime. Not a lot to do for young kids.

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Thank Cheeky A
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant example of a Norman castle. The Norman exhibit is fantastic as is the attached castle museum. Battlement and dungeon tours available. Don't miss them!

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Deland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located about 3 hours from London and 30 minutes from Gorleson, England, Norwich Castle is literally in the middle of town. Parking was a bit of a challenge. We parked in a nearby parking garage and walked over. The Castle was obviously there before the town - but it is so interesting how it is just 'there'. There is a... More 

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Thank CarolDeland
london uk
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norwich castle is an amazing building and a must visit if you are in Norwich. From the dungeons tour to the roof top views (extra fees apply!) you can travel through the history of time in the castle. Some of the museum belongs in a, ume, well museum - little has changed in 40 years with parts of the exhibits... More 

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