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Norwich Castle

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The castle is very accessible for all ages. Ut is very interesting to see uniforms and armour for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
noel h

This is really, in my opinion, one of the best museums in the country. There is always something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

The castle is very accessible for all ages. Ut is very interesting to see uniforms and armour for soldiers and knights. There is a fabulous display of teapots including the largest teapot in the world(i think)There are good views of the city from the upper...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good day out for kids, a lot of fun things to do. Quite expensive for what you get. Should really do something similar to the cathedral in the way of suggested donations.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really, in my opinion, one of the best museums in the country. There is always something new to see. I go there several times a year and it is allways an enjoyable experiance. Dont forget, you are in Boudiccea country.

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

When I last came here I did the main castle, not realising there was a lot more. My wife is really interested in Vikings and spotted a viking exhibition in a magazine so we headed over. When we got here I then found a small...More

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

I remember the castle of my childhood being big and full of teapots. It is still big but has a stunning grand hall. The teapots are there in a truly enjoyable display. Really enjoyed our visit

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

Had a great time here. We spent about 5 hours in the castle museum and still did not see everything, need another couple of visits to explore more, the dungeon tour is not to be missed. Certainly would not want to have been a prisoner...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris-Tourle-Pearse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...theses sections, galleries, corridors, and is effective blown into something, let’s say, functionally the same as the local museum of Norfolk. Minus a corner – go through the moat entrance, and turn left, where you’ll at least see the castle keep. A cornered section of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a must do activity but definitely a good time filler on a rainy day. Aimed more towards families rather than solo visitors but it has a range of exhibits from World War II, to stuffed animals, to Ancient Egypt. A little bit steep with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a wedding on a beautiful September day. Is quirky and an excellent alternative to a ‘normal’ registry office plus you get some history thrown in too. Got some great photos outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Becandroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love going here. Theres always something interesting to see and I can just get lost for hours. It's definately a must for any visitors to the city. I have been multiple times and always find something new that I missed before. Lots of different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.
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travelling to and from Norwich (19 Replies)
Hi Everyone, Im planning my itinerary at the moment and would love a few suggestions. I'm from Australia and not familiar with the east coast of England at all. I will be travelling form Litton in Derbyshire and plan to drive to Norwich and then stay 2 nights and then drive to Rye near Hastings for the last 3 nights of my journey in June next year. Can you please suggest some where pretty or historic to stop on each leg of the journey. A wander round for an hour or enjoy a nice coffee along...More
December 26, 2014|
Response fromfuchsia2014|
Castle Acre and its Priory are not in Norwich, they are about 30 miles west, so you need to stop there on the drive from Derbyshire to Norwich, Head to King's Lynn and then along the A47, Castle Acre is an absolutely delightful tiny village with a lovely tea room and a couple of good pubs, there are lovely walks in the area.
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Another parking question (10 Replies)
My wife and I are coming up to Norwich next weekend. We are staying in Attleborough and intend to visit Norwich on the Saturday and do a bit of shopping during the day then probably have a meal in the evening and/or see a film at the VUE cinema. What time do the car parks close and which is the best car park to park in. I was thinking of parking in the Norwich Castle Car Park. Obviously I will be driving into the city via the A11. Or would taking the train be a better option cost wise? Any...More
November 05, 2012|
Response fromGemsie80|
If you're planning to watch a film too then the Castle Mall car parks would be your best bet. I believe they close about 30 minutes (could be more) after the last film of the night has ended. Castle Mall car parks are £1 an hour so are also the cheapest of the secure parking options. Chapelfield closes quite late too and have bumped the charge up to £1.25, and I seem to remember The Forum is £1.50 There is also an outdoor ground car park near King Street but I'm not sure how safe it...More