Norwich Castle & Museum

Norwich Castle & Museum
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Looking for: Heritage, Historical, Museums / Galleries
Address: Shirehall
Market Avenue

Postcode: NR1 3JQ
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01603 493625
Website: Click Here

One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history.

Norwich Castle is packed with treasures to inspire and intrigue visitors of all ages. In the magnificent Norman keep, models, computers, sound and video bring history vividly to life.

Find out about East Anglia’s very own Queen Boudica, admire breathtaking displays of Iceni gold and ride on a re-creation of an Iceni warrior’s chariot.

Visit the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Gallery to find out what life was like in East Anglia after the Romans left.

Explore a remarkable reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon grave site, see wonderful Viking treasures – all of which were found locally – and enjoy hands on displays for all the family.

Step even further back in time and experience the atmosphere of an Egyptian tomb with its ancient mummies.

Admire the Norwich Civic Regalia and see the best collections anywhere of the Norwich School of Artists and Lowestoft Porcelain.

Immerse yourself in the decorative arts in two brand new galleries. Trace 600 years of style and design in The Arts of Living Gallery. Then view objects brought back from countries such as Africa and India in Treasure, Trade and the Exotic.

Marvel at the world’s largest collection of ceramic teapots and see superb displays of modern art, including special touring exhibitions.

For fascinating histories and spectacular views, take a tour of the dungeons or battlements.



Castle Ticket (incl. Special Exhibitions)

Adult: £6.60

Concession or Adult (in family group*): £5.60

Young Person (age 4-16): £4.80

Special Exhibitions Ticket

Adult: £3.50

Concession or Adult (in family group*): £3.00

Young Person (age 4-16): £2.60

Museums Pass holders, Friends of Norwich Museums and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01603 495897 / 493636 for details.

Concessions are available for visitors with disabilities, over 60s and students.

Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free.

Admission to the shop, cafe and Rotunda information desk is free.

Access to Battlements and Dungeons are by guided tours only, please see sections on Battlements and Dungeons for additional charges.

*A family group must include at least one paying child.

Pop in for a £1 one hour before closing.

Also 12noon - 1pm weekdays during school term.

Opening Times

Low Season:

Mon – Sat: 10am – 4.30pm

Sun: 1 – 4.30pm

Peak Season:

Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: 1 – 5pm