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About the project

Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn is a £13.5m project to transform Norwich Castle’s iconic Norman Keep, one of Europe’s most important early medieval castles.

The project will transform the Keep’s internal spaces by rebuilding its medieval floors and rooms to so that everyone can experience a Norman royal palace and its stories. It is one of the largest heritage projects of its kind currently underway in the UK. The major funder is the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

While this work is taking place, don’t forget there is still plenty to see throughout the rest of the museum - from Egyptian mummies to polar bears, and beautiful artworks to ancient hand axes.

Why are we excited?

Here are the top five headlines for the project:

  • Royalty Revealed: We’re re-creating the palace of Norman Kings – one of Medieval Europe’s most important buildings
  • The People’s Palace: For the first time in 900 years everyone will be able to explore all 5 levels of the Keep – from basement to battlements
  • Medieval Treasure: The British Museum’s first Medieval gallery outside London will bring treasures of international importance to Norwich
  • Keep Learning: Over 5 years of events and activities will open up the Medieval world to all ages
  • A Jewel in the Crown: Norwich Castle will take its place as one of the UK’s premier heritage attractions