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Norwich Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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It doesn't have a feature of a Castle, and it looks almost fake, but the experience in the interior... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
raulpr666
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London, United Kingdom
Excellant

Went to the world war one exhibition, which was very well done and interesting, but sadly finished... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy B
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Norwich, 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 5 days ago

It doesn't have a feature of a Castle, and it looks almost fake, but the experience in the interior and the gardens was very enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the world war one exhibition, which was very well done and interesting, but sadly finished on 6th Jan 2019

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the free guided tour, Lee was very informative. Dungeon tour was good. Getting revamped soon to show exactly how the castle would have been originally.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suei162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just come from the Cathedral, which we thought was great. Plenty to see etc... We were firstly surprised we had to pay an admission fee (also the mount requested), considering we didn't for the Cathedral. The main hall was very impressive and, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah P
AlisonN859, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit. I am glad to hear that you also enjoyed visiting Norwich Cathedral. Whilst Norwich Cathedral does not have a fixed admission fee, it does have a suggested donation and the two sites are managed independently. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 11.15. Left at gone 2. Lots to see. I particularly enjoyed the natural history and Norfolk wildlife section. Price fair for size of attraction but I didn’t pay extra for the dungeon tour. It annoys me when places do this. Include it all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AlisonN859, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to Norwich Castle. Unfortunately our dungeons are not accessible to all visitors and for health and safety reasons we can only take small groups into the space at any one time. It is for these reasons...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy our visit all cathedrals are beautiful and so is this £5 per person voluntary donation to get in

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jaynechad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my first visit to Norwich there were 2 main attractions I wanted to see - the Castle and the Cathedral but, with it being Christmas Eve, one was open and one wasn’t! The one that wasn’t open was the Castle which was not only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve B
AlisonN859, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry that you were not aware of our opening hours before visiting recently. Norwich Castle only has planned closures on 4 days each year - 24th-26th December and 1st January, and these are listed on our website. I am sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s the worst castle I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to Stansted Mountfitchet castle. I suppose it’s quite a nice wedding venue but apart from that I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.More

Date of experience: February 2018
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AlisonN859, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to Norwich Castle. We feel that we have a wide variety of collections across the museum along with a good selection of events and activities to bring these to life for visitors. Registry office...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the centre of the city. The castle is easy to find, a combination of a huge Norman keep with a museum attached. If I’m honest I was disappointed that the lower level of the jeep was closed and the battlement tour wasn’t running...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AlisonN859, Front Office Manager at Norwich Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit and I am glad you were able to find the information about our exciting plans in the near future. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again to enjoy more of what the Castle has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see place if you're in Norfolk! This place has tons of history, including some you wouldn't expect in the UK. The place even has a fun children's interaction area

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Travel Forum Posts
sonandsal
Perth Australia
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.
finkfloydman
London, United Kingdom
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