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Norwich Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent museum

We went to see the Viking exhibition and were really impressed. There is much more to see and do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hilary2307
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Great place to visit - excellent guide

We spent much longer than we expected in the museum which has many different exhibitions. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paula C
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought we would spend time around norwich for Easter. Absolutely shocked that we paid £9+ each to find absolutely nothing inside - show cabinets empty and all of 10 mins and you were finished - most expensive unworthy castle I’ve ever visited - rubbish

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last year I went to view three of your special exhibits as I have previously seen the rest of the castle I didn’t want to see the same paintings, pottery and stuffed animals yet again. Being able to just see the exhibit worked well. Today...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really disappointed that we paid £9.90 each to see a load of old Victorian stuffed animals, artworks and Egyptian memorabilia which we could see for free back in Bristol City museum and art gallery. The best bit of Norwich castle is the outside. I paid...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to see the Viking exhibition and were really impressed. There is much more to see and do with many other displays of artefacts and paintings. We had an excellent guided tour of the castle and you could spend quite a few hours here....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Avoid school holidays or you will be surrounded by screaming children. The castle surroundings are awful, the town planners have spoilt a beautiful asset. Over priced for the short visit, very disappointed compared to English heritage

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent much longer than we expected in the museum which has many different exhibitions. The castle is small but layered in history and the guided tour that we did was very informative and delivered with humour - one of the best guides and excellent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paula C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From outside the castle could be disappointing because it is basically just a single tower but inside the tower is a really impressive hall with interesting displays and when we went there were good talks and activities about the Vikings for children.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit been to the big church before not been to castle before winderfull. Went to town centre everything you could ask for

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Castle last weekend and it was brilliant there was soo much to see and do it was very informative we spent a good few hours there and still didn’t cover everything - there was a lovely cafe there and the prices...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WW46Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and arrived just in time for the talk which runs at 12.00 and 2.00. I tend to think of the Vikings just in Britain but the talk demonstrated just how far they got and their achievement plus how they were the forefathers of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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lilleigh21
August 10, 2018|
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Response from AlisonN859 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question Leigh. We would usually recommend at least 2-3 hours to see everything at Norwich Castle and any tours on top of that. Dungeon tours are an extra that are bookable for a small fee on top of admission... More
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Emma S
September 2, 2017|
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Response from AlisonN859 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question Emma. We have 4 wheelchair accessible toilets at Norwich Castle, but currently no Changing Places toilets. We are hoping to move forward with building work planned in 2019 that will include a new... More
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Nicola M
August 27, 2017|
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Thanks for your question Nicola. Just guide dogs or assistance dogs are allowed inside the museum.
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