Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
One of Norwich’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago.
Explore the Castle's history as a palace and later as a prison, and enjoy our fabulous collections of fine art, archaeology, and natural history as well as the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum collections.
Norwich Castle Highlights
See below for news on displays, major exhibitions, and current highlights.
Norfolk Museums Service gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund to transform Norwich Castle Keep
It was announced today that Norfolk Museums Service has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project.
An initial development grant of £462,400 will be a major boost to the multi-million pound plan to transform Norwich Castle’s iconic Keep into one of the region’s premier heritage attractions. A further £8.7 million has been earmarked towards the project and a second application for the full grant will be made at a later date.
All aboard The History Train! – announcing the arrival of British Art Show 8
On Saturday 18 June Norwich will experience a unique occasion as the British Art Show 8 arrives in the city. Six horse drawn carts will form ‘The History Train’, processing through the city’s streets as they ceremonially deliver the art works to each venue in a specially commissioned piece devised by leading contemporary artist Alan Kane. Find out more here.
British Art Show 8
For the first time in its history the country’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, British Art Show 8, is coming to East Anglia. Hosted by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts and the Forum, British Art Show 8 will feature over 100 works by 42 established and emerging contemporary artists. Find out more here.
What’s On at Norwich Museums, Out Now!
Click here or on the image to download your copy of the new What’s On leaflet.
Find out about our new exhibition British Art Show 8 as well as a host of talks, workshops and activities throughout the summer.
The watercolour gallery is amazing, the colours are so fresh. For someone living in Manchester I did not realise what an extensive collection of pictures you have.