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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Demetrious C
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Norwich
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Norwich
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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!

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uk
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Patrick W
Bournemouth
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Jill O
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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.

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Thank Steve H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Frogland1953
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle of Norwich is literally in the heart of the town. Excellent approach to it by bus, car, walking. In the castle is the museum of Norwich - history, wildlife, gallery. The castle itself is a unforgettable experience itself. I really spent hours coming back to certain corners and points. The coffee shop and the souvenir shop are wonderful... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great day out in the castle , wonderful gallery of art and nature exhibits ,so many things to see ,dungeons really interesting ,didnt go on battlements ,took us so long looking round and ran out of time

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Suffolk
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle museum is a great place for almost anyone with a few hours to spare. It has possibly the finest collection of Bird Dioramas in the country, together with important collections of pottery, archaeological collections and splendid art collections. While the artists may not be represented by their best work, it is a great collection. It is also a... More 

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