NORFOLK Museums Service
Norwich Castle

The Boudica Gallery

Learn all about the story of Boudica and the revolt against the Romans, in AD60-61.

The Boudica GalleryBoudica was the great warrior Queen of the Iceni. The Iceni were a deeply religious Celtic tribe who lived in settlements and spent their lives raising crops, managing woodland and tending herds of sheep, cattle and pigs in the area now covered by Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire during the late Iron Age.

Within the gallery you can see re-created scenes, handle objects, take rune rubbings, watch a short video about the Iceni Queen, take a ride on a reproduction wooden chariot of the type used by Boudica as she led her people into battle. And see a wealth of objects from the period. Highlights include:

Gold and silver neck ringsThe magnificent Snettisham treausre – the larget collection of Iron Age gold and silver neck rings found anywhere in Europe.

The worthing helmet - an exceptionally rare ceremonial helmet, which belonged to a Roman cavalryman. Made from bronze, it was too flimsy for protection in battle, but is beautifully decorated with figures of an eagle and dragons.

See also: Boudica Gallery Trail

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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