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.
Join us for Museums at Night at Norwich Castle!
Saturday 14 May, 5-10pm
Enter the world of knights, damsels and dragons after dark as Norwich Castle comes alive with daring adventures, glorious activities and dashing tales.
Find out more here about this annual free event of activities, fun and games.
Don’t miss the fiery finale!
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.
Winter and Spring What’s On brochure – Out Now!
The much anticipated What’s On leaflet for Norwich Museums is out now! Click here or on the image to download your copy, for the low-down on our new, exciting exhibition, A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons as well as holiday activities, Tuesday Talks and lots, lots more!
#DeadlyDragons competition time!
If you’re visiting ‘A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons’ don’t miss our Twitter competition with signed books and an original illustration by Cressida Cowell up for grabs!
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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.