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Address: Castle Hill, Norwich NR1 3JU, England
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+44 1603 493625
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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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I have recently visited the castle museum to view an exhibition called "Fishermen to Kings". It was an eyeopener to say the least, did you know that a woman photographer captured... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Norwich, United Kingdom

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have recently visited the castle museum to view an exhibition called "Fishermen to Kings". It was an eyeopener to say the least, did you know that a woman photographer captured the sadness and patriotism of the trenches in the first world war? I was amazed that this lady, Olive Edis, was one of only five British photographers to cover... More 

Thank Martie227
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out for my family at a very good price. The staff were polite and engaged with us and others using the museum. Some really good inter actable computer stations made learning more fun for my little boy

Thank justinw1980
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here, so much more to see than we imagined, we did the dungeon tour too which was really interesting, the guide was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend it to all ages. We had a nice lunch in the cafe too. There are lockers to store your bags if you want, a returnable pound is needed,... More 

Thank Teresa C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic rainy day activity where the kids will love the various exhibitions and games and activities that are in the main keep! Would recommend that you find out the times of the visits to the battlements and dungeon!! My kids loved it and we will revisit the castle many more times yet. Give it a go...you won't be disappointed!

Thank Demetrious C
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle museum is a brilliant place to visit for all. In this occasion we attended the Olive Edis exhibition which was fantastic. In addition, we listened to the free lecture about war photography from a feminist perspective by a research curator at the imperial war museum. Setting out the wider context, this was very informative and left us wanting... More 

Thank travellingpanda972
Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the items inside were donated for the people on Norwich to see but its cost prohibitive to get in. Its cheaper to go to cambridge on the train or look don and access free museums.

Thank DeanG65
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late afternoon and a helpful staff member told us that if we went in an hour before closing it was £2 instead of £8.we did not see any information displayed to publicise this. It is a very big building on 3 floors and we would have been hard pressed to spend several hours there. We did enjoy the... More 

Thank Patrick W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was very good value for money. Could have stayed a lot longer than the time we had. We had an excellent guide showing us the layout and how the castle was used in the past. He was full of enthusiasm and really enjoyed being a volunteer. We had lunch in the cafe and that was good value and... More 

Thank Jill O
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a tourist visiting Norwich, your visit would not be complete without a visit to the castle. Very educational for all ages. Allow at least 4 hours to make worth while.

Thank Steve H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is well worth a visit. We spent four hours looking around the castle and all the other individual rooms. So interesting. Lots of dressing up for the children to do. Other things to to keep them occupied. Cafe was good and very reasonable in price. And has a lift to all floors.

Thank Frogland1953

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