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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.

For more information, please contact our friendly museum staff on 01603 493625 or email

Norwich Castle Highlights

See below for news on displays, major exhibitions, and current highlights.

Call for Entries!

Norwich Castle Open Art Show: Inheritance

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Artists who are resident in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex are invited to submit up to 3 works via the East Anglia Art Fund website addressing the theme of inheritance; from architecture to landscape, personal traits to treasured objects.

Entries cost £10 per work
Submissions close 30 September 2017

The selection will be made in November 2017 by a panel of invited judges. Artists will be informed of the final selection by the end of December 2017 and works will be on display in Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery 3 March - 20 May 2018.

Inheritance is proudly sponsored by Brown&Co, who will be awarding a cash prize of £1000 to one of the selected artists.

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What’s On at Norwich Museums, Out Now!

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Click here or on the image to download your copy of the new What’s On leaflet.

Find out about our new exhibition Small Stories: At home in a dolls' house - plus school holiday activities; talks, workshops, and tours.

To keep abreast of events at all the museums, sign up to our regular e-bulletins here.

For information on all our events, click here.

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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.