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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
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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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One of the Oldest Castles in England

An amazing and very interesting castle, well worth a visit. Norwich castle is one of the oldest in England, first built in 1066! It also gives you a good idea in the way of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing and very interesting castle, well worth a visit. Norwich castle is one of the oldest in England, first built in 1066! It also gives you a good idea in the way of a small scale model and videos of what Norwich would have looked like at the time.

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Thank Stephanie S
St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not very pleased with this place, they charge about £8 per person but there is nothing to do, the castle itself is tiny and not much going on, the only good part was the natural history museum. Wouldn't go again.

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Thank mbind1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst travelling on holiday we had a wander around Norwich. We really were sure about the castle or what it offered. We I can happily report that the site also houses a museum that was different from many others. It has a bit of a maze affect so it keeps you interested and you never know what is coming next.... More 

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Thank focusford1
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite places in Norwich. It is really amazing to see what Norwich used to be like and how it has all changed, there are models and loads of information saying about the changes and how things used to work. It has activities for all ages, there are dress up and colouring for younger children, activities... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here as had a few hours to kill after a buisness meeting the walk to get there is amazing and peaceful and the person showing me around Tom was so helpful and could not do enough as we're all the staff I saw

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought at first at over £8 each this was a bit steep and dungeon and/or battlement tours were each £3 extra ie if 2 of you took both yours you'd pay about £30 However for your basic ticket you can see: 1 the keep, the best Norman interior I ever saw 2 the prison exhibition in the basement 3... More 

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Thank hfulton32
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Castle is a multi-functional space: art exhibitions, historical museum, a teapot collection that shouldn't be missed and, while we were there, a backdrop for a wedding! Everyone can enjoy this space as it's appeal is multi-generational.

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Thank Allison C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They often have free events to visit . I saw in the local paper that there was a handicraft and gift fair being held last Saturday (17/09/2016). So I thought I would pay a visit. Lots of stalls with a variety of stock - jewellery, cushions, wood carved items etc etc. I did spend a bit more £ than I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

check out the teapots! and the Boudica bits kicks the living daylights out of some Romans (sort of!) a whole range of delights to feast the eyes on and learn about history.

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Thank Christo M
Rushden, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had travelled about 90 miles to make a visit to Norwich castle,so on arrival we were given a price discount because we had produced our park & ride tickets. The experience on going into the castle itself was a big let down,as it is essentially a room fairly void of things to see & do. Summing up,a lot of... More 

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