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Norwich Castle

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really interesting place for the whole family to enjoy. plenty to fill a day, even if kids not 100... read more

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Have come to the castle a number of times now, always love visiting and exploring the old castle... read more

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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 today

really interesting place for the whole family to enjoy. plenty to fill a day, even if kids not 100% into it. worth getting annual family pass

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

£9.15 per person 2018 entry prices. It should be free for what it was worth. Yes it was the half term, children everywhere; I could not take in much, no tour guide available, poor signage, unhelpful staff. Let me give you an example, I followed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have come to the castle a number of times now, always love visiting and exploring the old castle and reading about the history. Makes for a fun and educational day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out, is a bit pricey especially for a family of 4 but if you go an hour before closing is free to get in. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mckinney43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Norwich Castle is one of the City's most famous Buildings which was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace some 900 years ago and which became a Museum in 1894. It is not much of a Castle, however the Castle Museum is home to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... As you would expect it. Very little information about the castle itself like when was it build, who built it, who owned it etc. More a museum inside...we we're disappointed. You do get a lovely view though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MunichStef
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Norwich Castle which looked interesting on the outside, however it was basically a open shell inside. We were disappointed to learn that the stairs to the castle keep and dungeon were closed. Fortunately there is a nice museum attached...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On my PGCE we had a day at the castle where they told us about all the opportunities they had for school groups for day trips. There was a great variety to go with a wide range of topics. I've then been lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a long half day visit to Norwich this was my first priority and I was happy to spend, perhaps, 3 hours there. I hadn't expected to find an excellent art gallery and loved the paintings of John Crome in particular. The natural history area...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see the museum and art and to visit the keep and prison. But be warned -they are doing work on the keep and all the displays have been taken out of the first floor and the basement/ prison display cannot be visited....More

Date of experience: May 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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