NORFOLK Museums Service
Norwich Castle

Group Visits

Norwich Castle is perfect for group visits. Parties of 10 or more can enjoy a day time visit at a discounted admission price. Group visits are offered throughout the year but should be booked as far in advance as possible. Click here for Information for groups.

Admission Price for Groups April 2014 – March 2015

Adult: £7.15
Concessions: £5.85
Children (4-16): £4.70
Group leader and a companion with a disabled person: Free

Opening Times

Peak Season (30 June – 29 September 2014)
Mon - Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 1 – 5pm

Low Season
Mon - Sat: 10am – 4.30pm, Sun: 1pm – 4.30pm

Catering for your Group

Norwich Castle Cafe serves a delicious range of hot and cold snacks, drinks and light lunches. There are special menus for groups offering both home cooking and good value, including morning coffee, lunch and cream teas. If asked we can usually arrange for you and your group to eat together whether you go for buffet-style or self-service. Click here for special menus for groups.

Events and Activities

There are a selection of tours and talks for groups designed for groups to spend time together and find out more about a particular aspect of the rich history on show at Norwich Castle. They last about 30-40 minutes, £2 per head, and are generally quite informal and tours move at the pace you want to go.

o In the House of the King (tour of the castle keep)

o Invasion! Vikings in Norwich (talk)

o Norwich Castle as Prison (tour)

o The Norwich School of Painters (gallery tour)

o Bears, birds and butterflies (natural history galleries tour)

o Temporary exhibition (talk)

There is a talk or tour for adults at 2.30pm every weekday during school terms. This is free (with museum admission) and there are up to 15 places available every day. For larger groups and those with a special interest please ring 01603 493636 if you would like to discuss a tailor-made tour or session for your group.

Under 5s

Norwich Castle has plenty to interest under 5s including explorer buckets, dressing up and chariot rides. Other facilities include baby changing areas, highchairs and children’s menus.

The Learning Department can offer a full programme for schools and under 5s groups.

Visitors with Disabilities

May bring one companion in free. There is a lift from street level in the Castle Gardens (just off Castle Meadow) to the Castle entrance and there are lifts throughout the building. All public galleries, the shop and the café are wheelchair accessible. There are accessible toilets, induction loops and wheelchairs available for loan. A video presentation offers an audio-visual introduction to the Castle, battlements and dungeons. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Travel and Parking

Norwich Castle is in the heart of the city centre adjacent to the main bus stops in Castle Meadow. There is no parking on Castle Mound.

A drop off point for coaches is situated on Castle Meadow approximately 200 metres from the Castle entrance. Coach drivers and accompanying couriers receive complimentary admission to the Castle.

The nearest paying car park is at Castle Mall shopping centre. Park on higher levels K-N for the shortest route to Norwich Castle. It is possible to drop off visitors with disabilities outside the Castle entrance and there are a few parking spaces for badge holders. A map of Norwich showing the location of the City’s car parks is available on request.

For information on Park and Ride, visit www.passengertransport.norfolk.gov.uk or call 01603 223954.

For public transport timetable information, around Norfolk, go to www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk or tel: 0871 200 22 33.

More Information

If you would like to know more about arranging a group visit to Norwich Castle please telephone: 01603 493636. Alternatively, leave a message on 01603 495897 or email museums@norfolk.gov.uk and we will get back to you.

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