Landmark and home to some of Norfolk’s greatest treasures
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a royal palace over 900 years ago.
Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology, natural history and more. Highlights include the magnificent Norman keep, galleries devoted to Boudica and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the beautifully re-displayed natural history galleries and, deep in the dungeons, a fascinating new display on the Castle’s long history as a prison.
The delightful decorative arts gallery looks at 600 years of style and design. There is a superb collection of paintings by the Norwich School and the world’s largest – and very beautiful – collection of ceramic teapots. Changing exhibitions, large and small bring great art and collections of all kinds to the Castle so that every time you visit there’s something new to see.
Often a-buzz with families and school children, this museum is held close to many people’s hearts.
Activities include: family activities, talks, changing exhibitions, adult learning and costumed characters. Study centres for fine and decorative art, archaeology and natural history collections. (One to two week’s notice required).
Recommended length of visit: 2 to 4 hours
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.