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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.

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 Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis - plus half-term Hallowe’en activities; talks, workshops, and tours throughout autumn and winter.

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




Norwich Roll of Honour

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The Norwich Roll of Honour lists the names of 3,544 men from Norwich who died in World War I and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The oak case was installed in Norwich Castle in 1931but will soon be unveiled in its new home at Norwich City Hall, to find out more about the project and for dates please click here*




Norfolk Museums Service gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund to transform Norwich Castle Keep

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It was announced today that Norfolk Museums Service has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project.

An initial development grant of £462,400 will be a major boost to the multi-million pound plan to transform Norwich Castle’s iconic Keep into one of the region’s premier heritage attractions. A further £8.7 million has been earmarked towards the project and a second application for the full grant will be made at a later date.

Read more about this exciting project here.

Watch a short film about the project's vision 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.