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Norwich Castle

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.

Spooky City All Hallow's Eve Friday 31 October

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Join us at the Castle on All Hallow’s Eve for tales of ghostly pirate galleons haunting the seas. Get ready for the All Hallow’s Eve Parade by making your own parade costumes from bin bags, together with pirate hats, swords and flags. Join in with our giant treasure island craft activity and get your face painted too. All these activities are free with museum admission. For a small extra charge, there is creepy dungeon storytelling with Captain Silver Beard.

The Castle will be open to 6.30pm with live music from rockabilly band Big Black Cadillac from 4pm in the Rotunda to get the evening off with a swing. The Spooky City Parade leaves the Castle at 6.30pm.

Please note there will be no disabled parking on the Castle Mound from 4pm.

John Wonnacott and John Lessore: The Life Room and the City, Saturday 4 October 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015

For our major autumn exhibition, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery has joined Norwich University of the Arts to celebrate the iconic art school’s 170th year. This is an exhibition of the work of two important British painters, John Wonnacott and John Lessore, and the paintings they made in and around the art school while they were teaching there in the early 1980s.

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John Wonnacott, The Life Room, 1977-80, oil on canvas, Norfolk Museums Service, © the artist.

What’s On

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For news of all the Castle’s autumn events, click here to download our Whats On brochure.

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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.

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