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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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Lovely views of Norwich and great service. Well catered for families and very hands on and interactive. Great value for money plenty of interest and history for all age groups... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely views of Norwich and great service. Well catered for families and very hands on and interactive. Great value for money plenty of interest and history for all age groups. Lovely coffee shop recommend tea for two with cake.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Varied activities in most of the areas of the castle. Lots to keep the children focused and learning from the Egyptians through the ages to the Royal Anglians. It was a great afternoon session and so much going on we could have stayed for longer.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I go to Norwich two or three times a year and, although we know the museum well, we still like to go round again and there are usually special exhibitions to interest us. The curators are adept at making their displays attractive to young people which bodes well for the future. My favourite display is the small... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a lovely afternoon with my partner to explore some of the history of Norwich. Norwich castle was very overpriced for what it was and completely child orientated. We also paid for the rooftop tour which was not good at all. We could not hear the tour guide and when we told him we couldn't hear he did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love taking my grand kids to the castle they are always in awe of all the things to see. My grandson went with his school to see the Egypt display and all the kids love it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took him to a Rowdy Roman event which was a great day out for him and his granddad. Lots of things to take part in and we enjoyed a lovely lunch from the cafe.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sad access is serious restricted and denied to many especially children due to not only charging but extortionately expensive. Denying many access to their history, learning from it, broadening their horizons, giving then opportunities and a massive false economy as children's interest will not be created and simulated to preserve the past nor any museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Norwich castle worth a look round staff helpful and seem to enjoy there work very knowledgeable £8.80 each to get in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this old Norman castle to get a glimpse of life 900 years ago. The keep, which served as a royal residence, now contains various exhibitions and activities for children. In the nineteenth century Norwich castle was used as a prison. The castle also contains a museum displaying various native and exotic stuffed animals such as birds, tigers, lions and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We subscribe to family membership to the castle.there are always great activities for the children and the staff are so knowledgeable and friendly.great exhibitions that are always worth a look,even if you think it isn't something that would interest you-you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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