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Norwich Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Norwich NR1 3JU, England
+44 1603 493625
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the exterior and the viking exhibition. The part of the castle that you can go into is very small but the view from it to the city is great yet very small.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Norwich castle to see the special Viking display. This was an excellent display of Viking artefacts presented with many fascinating insights of Viking life. Whilst there we also looked around the rest of the museum. We enjoyed the permanent collections of archaeology,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Uniquehandles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanting something to do during our visit to Norwich we decided to pop into Norwich Castle, not only is it beautiful on the outside but even more incredible on the inside. All staff very friendly, especially our tour guide during our Battlement Tour (all tours...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank charliedavis777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandson and mother inlaw can’t believe how much is changed was very disappointed 😔 it seems they have took the best away if your into painting then that’s good but most of the history have goneMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poochie50uk
Nicoletta_Dyblehall, Business Development at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you felt that our admission price didn't offer good value for money. As you mentioned, we have a number of permanent galleries at Norwich Castle with core collections. We also have a full and varied...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stood outside for ages and debated on the £10.00 entry fee, but having visited Norwich with the Castle on our list of to do, we decided to pay the entry fee. Very disappointed with the lack of information on arrival, after looking around the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chrisada2009
Nicoletta_Dyblehall, Business Development at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your experience, and to hear that members of our staff have not helped to make this a positive experience. We strive to help all visitors to get the most out of their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always lots going on at this amazing building. Exhibitions, guided tours, writers groups meet there and there is a exceptional cafe that has an excellent choice of food.Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ryta L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled for my brother's wedding, which was at the Castle, the setting is lovely and the ladies performing the ceremony were friendly and very professional. There are exhibits, a nice little cafe, toilets and it is very close to the city, makes for some wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very first trip to Norwich. Walk from station is very grim indeed, tacky bars and kabab houses, lap and table dancing clubs (really?) although Norwich people very friendly Castle is a total joy and an amazing time capsule of facts, learning and entertainment, fantastic staff...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 74alancurrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to the castle about two times a year and although some reviews are saying it's pricey it is usually worth it. currently the museum is lacking some exhibits as they are restoring parts of the castle keep and below it. in a few...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ellie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mixed experience - the castle is amazing to look at it and the view inside the central keep is quite stunning but I felt there was a a mixed message as to whether the castle was a viewing attraction in itself or a museum....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Trevor797
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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
Emma S
September 2, 2017|
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
Nicola M
August 27, 2017|
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Response from AlisonN859 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question Nicola. Just guide dogs or assistance dogs are allowed inside the museum.