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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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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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history in the heart of Norwich

The Castle has easy access, the entrance fee is cheap enough but I felt a bit like a school boy on an outing with the little sticker they give you to stick on your chest, its a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Karl W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

The Castle has easy access, the entrance fee is cheap enough but I felt a bit like a school boy on an outing with the little sticker they give you to stick on your chest, its a very interesting place to go, I've read a few books on the history of the castle so I knew what I was looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

it was so much better in my child hood days,i loved the dungeons with all the torture devices,death masks and the stories which went with them but when i took my son here last year it was just an empty cell room which they turnt the light off so you could imagine how it felt back in the olden days..sorry... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

excellent, but would have liked more of HIS paintings although I realise it was a homage to the great man.

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited specifically to see above exhibition. Reason for travelling 300 miles to Norwich. Not disappointed. Enjoyed the other art galleries. Particularly enjoyed the teapots collection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

OK and worth a short visit, had hoped to have good views of the city but not possible. Plenty of things to keep younger kids amused.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Loved every thing about my visit - when ever your in norwich this is the place to visit !! There was nothing I disliked about it!!

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When we were visiting there appeared to be some special events on for kids so there was a lot of activity in the middle of the castle. It was nice to see an old building being put to use today. As well as that there are some surprisingly good paintings to view (Manet at the time of visiting) and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a really nice home education visit here, it's a massive place. The kids really enjoyed their visit, it's just a shame the food in the cafe was uber expensive, so take some lunch with you if you go. The talk we went to was really good too.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I really like visiting the castle museum. It's in a great location in the middle of the city so really good to just pop in for an afternoon. I have a Norfolk Museums Pass so this makes it great to just spend an hour or two in the museum, discovering new things every time. There's something for everyone, from art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My comments about this castle were inadvertently made under the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. Could this error be corrected please.

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