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KS1 Life in a Castle at Norwich Castle

Norwich Learning

Sandford Award for Heritage Education Winner 2012

We are proud to announce that Norwich Castle has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education for our work with schools.

The judge’s report stated:

‘Norwich Castle spans over 900 years of history and is home to an outstanding collection of art, archaeology and natural history. It offers inspirational surroundings for a range of learning programmes tailored to the educational requirements of school groups at all levels … the magnificent Norman keep is one of the best educational resources I have seen.’

Site Information

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

This fascinating building is home to outstanding collections of archaeology, natural history and fine and decorative arts. Part of the building is a magnificent Norman keep. More Information.

Please click here to find details on Primary school workshops to support the British Museum's Roman Empire exhibition at Norwich Castle, 1 February - 27 April.

Strangers’ Hall

Once the home of merchants and mayors of Norwich this fascinating building dates back to 1320. The rooms are furnished in period style from Tudor to Victorian and collections include historic toys. More Information.

The Bridewell

The Bridewell Museum reopened in the first week of July 2012. The museum tells the story of the local history of Norwich from the 17th century to modern times, bringing the city’s fascinating past to life. More information.

Come and give us a look! Free admission for teachers.

Making a School Visit

For our programme of events and workshops for primary and secondary schools please click on one of the links at the bottom of this page.

If you would like something different then please contact us to discuss developing a tailor made package to suit your needs. To find out about learning activities that complement Norwich Castle’s exhibition programme, please go to the Current and Upcoming Exhibitions page and click on an exhibition of interest.

Risk Assessments

A guide to help you write a risk assessment for school visits to Norwich Museums’ sites is available to download at the bottom of this page.

Contact Us

Bookings Line Tel. 01603 493636

Or email Claire Dollman, Bookings Administrator claire.dollman@norfolk.gov.uk

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We had a broad spectrum of ability (amongst the pupils) and the visit catered for all of these and gave us a few surprises – i.e. the children who asked and answered questions were not necessarily the ones we expected.