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Norwich Castle

Address: Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 493625
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Ranked #10 of 76 Attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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norfolk, uk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

For the one admission price they have an art gallery, textile display , pottery, natural history, Egyptian, Anglo Saxon, plus the keep of the castle all child friendly. If you buy an annual ticket you can visit other museums in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, etc for a whole year.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely selection of paintings by East Anglian artists possibly little known out of this area. Also the wildlife cabinets were very well displayed and informative. The shop was very good too! So was the coffee!!!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do. This is not a boring dry experience so please make the time to visit the Castle it's worth the money :)

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Make time to visit Castle, plenty to see for all ages. A visit to the Dungeons with it's 'enthusiastic' guide is well worth the extra fee.

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Philadelphia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

10 AM to 2:30 PM. Half hour Dungeon Tour. Visited the exhibits of the Keep. Spent much time in the various galleries- Teapot Gallery, Anglo Saxon & Viking, Boudica, Natural History (especially dioramas from various artists), Egyptian, local soldiers, etc. Enjoyed lunch. Castle blend black tea was so good that I looked for it in the gift shop but it... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have lived in Norwich all my life but still love to go to the Castle. The Natural History section with its collection of exotic animals has not changed since I was a kid, but its great to relive old memories of visits. Other areas have been changed and improved over the years and there is a lot of very... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited norwich castle museum with my wife and our 6 year old grandson it was my first visit for a number of years . Some of the displays haven't changed for over 50years but they were just as enjoyable as the first time I saw them .there was a lot of new stuff as well so the exhibits were... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Norwich Castle has a wealth of interesting exhibits. A fantastic collection of Norfolk Art, and historic displays. Our 6 year old loves the natural history part where there is an amazing collection of stuffed animals from tiny birds to polar bears! There are loads of activities for kids including Roman clothes to dress up in. There is also often a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Norwich castle was built by the Normans around 900 years ago now a museum covering local history and archaeology back to early man. First class natural history exhibits, dungeons, battlements. Collection and history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Very close to the city center and its excellent shopping areas. Should not be missed if visiting Norwich

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

this is a great tourist attraction and a good way to learn some history. It is good for school outings, group visits or for families with young children. there are lots of fun and interactive exhibits and a cafe with tasty, reasonably priced food. the toilets are easy to access and well maintained. it is easy to get to and... More

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