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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
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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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Excellent for adults andkids

Loved it. We have been about 3 times and everytime some of the exhibits are different. Love NORWICH.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it. We have been about 3 times and everytime some of the exhibits are different. Love NORWICH.

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Thank motheroftwins2016
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There many excellent and well laid out things from history in this collection that will fascinate people of all ages, going right back to the earliest times. Each of the artefacts in the cases are excellently displayed and explained. There is a nice café where you can get food and drinks and a good gift shop that has lots of... More 

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Thank Richard S
Perigueux, France
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in April when it was pouring with rain and we were with OH's daughter, son-in-law and 2 small grandchildren. It was a lovely surprise as there was masses to see and also an exhibition about dragons and vikings for the children. We hadn't realised that it was so much a museum and there was a good art gallery... More 

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Thank Elizabeth O
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There's no getting away from it, once you climb the man made hill you feel the wind through your hair and a strong sense of history. You can hear the battle cries. The castle has become an attraction that can take all day. It now has a canteen on the premises and is very interactive. You can still walk around... More 

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Thank Godssake999
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived later in the afternoon and were very fortunate to get a tip that after 4pm the entry fee is much reduced to £2 each adult instead of £8. There is plenty to see ancient history exhibits and artefacts, the great castle inside as well as good views from a walk around outside. There is a permanent art exhibition... More 

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Thank Louise H
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Has the usual history of the castle but also had interactive practical displays for children and a quiz. The castle also hosts a natural history museum, art gallery, Egyptian display and regimental display so there is something for everyone. Also reasonable cafe.

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Thank F K
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst staying in Holt, the entrance fees are really high .We did the battlements tour and the dungeons tour, each at an extra cost , all in all it cost us £30.10 and I'm classed as a concession being 65 . The battlements is good the views of the city are good , the guide didn't have much personality... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit lots to see dating back to Norman times to the present, historically was not as informative as I had hoped but you need to go to London for that. Vikings were covered but a bit thin on the middle ages. Nice coffee shop. Its a good 3 hour visit. costs were Adult £8.80. Plenty of steps... More 

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having not visited in over 20 years loved going back here!! Spent over 4 hours here as we walked through all the newer art galleries and the older exhibitions that I remembered from my childhood! The castle keep is still amazing and lots for children to see and interact with too. Had lunch in the cafe that was served quickly... More 

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Thank Michelle J
Norwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited the castle some 30 years ago when there was a great and interesting dislpay from all over the region and abroad. It was a great place to visit. You always found something different that you didnt see before. I took my wife recently and was shocked. They have removed most of the great displays from the keep... More 

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