Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich

4.2
#1 of 89 in Museums in Norfolk
William the Conqueror's only castle in East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is one of Norwich's 12 heritage sites. The museum holds important archaeological and historical artifacts inside its walls. The castle's galleries display ceramics, jewelry, glass, and textiles. The decorative art collection is the pride of the castle, so you might want to take extra time there. Find the history of the legendary Queen Boudica and the Vikings in the natural history gallery, and treasured paintings from Flemish artist Peter Tillemans among the art collection. One of the castle's largest collections is Margaret Fountaine's butterflies. Tour the castle and learn about its history through interactive displays. Also consider taking the separate popular tours of the dungeons and battlements. Using our world travel planner, Norwich attractions like Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The day we went they were just closing the keep for the new renovations, seeing the keep empty was such a lovely experience as I’ve not been before. Looking forward to going back when the 5 floors hav...  more »
  • Anyone coming to Norwich expecting to get a full-on medieval castle experience is bound to be disappointed. Virtually all that remains of the castle built for William the Conqueror only a few years af...  more »
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  • Brilliant day out for all the family. Enough exhibitions that there will be something to interest everyone. The current Viking exhibition is great, although maybe not quite interactive enough for many children. The keep is always a nice lace to explore a d has plenty of things to read and admire, alongside things to do. Worth a visit to the cafe whilst you're there!
  • This place is enormous, there is so much to see, I was there for nearly five hours, and skimmed over a lot of exhibits. The dungeon tour, with a guide, was short, but very interesting. I enjoyed all of the exhibition's, from the Victorian style collection of birds , to the history of the Royal Norfolk Regiments. Realistically you cannot do all that is on display justice, sadly I am not local to the area, so can't return any time soon. I managed tea and a scone in the reasonably priced restaurant
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