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Address: Castle Hill, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 493625
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon at Norwich Castle with my 3 and 5 year old children. Plenty of fun activities for them to do such as sniffing penguin, fox and other mammals poo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GrantGriffiths
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon at Norwich Castle with my 3 and 5 year old children. Plenty of fun activities for them to do such as sniffing penguin, fox and other mammals poo. Opportunities to touch synthetic animal furs and shells. craft activities such as colouring and creating bracelets throughout our journey through time. Cast members were great in the Keep... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love visiting the Castle and have done many times - it is a lovely place to visit and the guides / staff are really friendly and helpful. Very well preserved castle and so historical. But go in the summer and not winter as it is freezing ha ha!

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Thank cherrypotts
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Worth waiting for the guided tour...... things pointed out you would otherwise miss.

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Thank David W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the castle as a family because my son kept going on about it. Reluctantly I got talked into it and I lost. But in fact, I won. It was a brilliant day full of interesting things to see and do. We had a fab day and will be visiting again without question.

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Thank Ian W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Norwich and have an annual season ticket to Norfolk Museums so I know the Castle well. It has so much to offer to many interests but is not overwhelming in scale, so you won't feel exhausted and bemused. The picture collection of Norwich School artists is unique, so is the delightful teapot collection which i first saw... More 

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Thank NorwichKate
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit if your in town . Interesting close to town . Nice grounds . Good place to have outside lunch . Worth knowing last hour free if your on a budget

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Thank Magsbag
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing day we had here with the grand children,so much for them to do. Have not been here for about 20 years. I do think the price is a bit too much though for a family

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Thank Donna M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Could of done with more time in the castle plenty to see there but others wanted the market which to be honest was a little bit of a let down...it might have been lots of stalls but it was shop prices not what I expected of a market

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Thank Teresa W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There were five of us, three adults and two children, one of whom is autistic. There were lots of things to do and see and the staff were amazing. The children made shields, dressed up, loved the dungeons and especially afterwards, the talk about the use of medieval weapons. A special thank you to the restaurant staff who really went... More 

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Thank Mike and Heidi T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the two great nephews (4 and 2), they loved colouring their crowns, sitting on the throne and dressing up. The talk on armour was too old for them, but I tried to listen on the side. All of the staff who dressed up were extremely committed to entertaining the children. A great experience for adults and children. I will... More 

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