NORFOLK Museums Service
Norwich Castle Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions at Norwich Castle

The exhibition galleries at Norwich Castle host an exciting and ambitious programme of shows throughout the year. These have ranged from Roman archaeology and natural history to contemporary and fine art featuring world famous names such as Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Dürer, Manet and Jeff Koons.

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House

4 March – 25 June

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Take a peek behind closed doors and discover the Small Stories of the tiny inhabitants of twelve of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s most treasured dolls’ houses.

This fun, family exhibition has detail to delight all ages. Explore each dolls’ house through audio and lighting, or shrink to doll size, dress up, and experience daily life in the 1840s and 1960s in our room recreations.

The finale of the exhibition is Dream House 2017, featuring magical, miniature rooms specially created by Norfolk architects, artists, makers, students, and school groups.

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Norfolk Contemporary Art Society: Sixty Years On
Highlights from Norwich Castle’s Collection

Frances Kearney, Untitled III (digital c-type mounted on aluminium) © Courtesy of the artist

Modern and contemporary art acquired over the last 60 years with the support of Norfolk Contemporary Art Society – includes works by Prunella Clough, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan and Frances Kearney.







From Norfolk to Nubia: the watercolours of E.T. Daniell

Figures of Corfu, Greece, E.T. Daniell © Norfolk Museums Service

Exhibition extended until 12 Novemenber 2017

Works by Edward Thomas Daniell (1804-1842), priest, artist and antiquarian who spent three years travelling across Europe and the Middle East producing vibrant watercolours.






Coming soon…

Nelson & Norfolk

29 July – 1 October

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A major exhibition focusing on Admiral Lord Nelson, incorporating significant objects connected to the man himself, and examining the extraordinary way in which his achievements have continued to exert a powerful fascination in the two hundred years since his death.

Includes objects from our own collections along with major loans from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.











Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness

21 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

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An exhibition showcasing the nationally important collection of Rembrandt etchings held by Norfolk Museums Service along with selected loans from the National Gallery, the Royal Collection, the British Museum and National Galleries of Scotland.

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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.