Early Years

Download our Early Years programme.

Three different early years workshops lasting 1.5 hours, suitable for 3-5 year olds.  Adults are free on a ratio of two children to one adult. £3 per child, dates on request, advance booking essential.

For more information, enquiries and bookings, contact the Norwich Bookings Coordinator at norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk, or call 01603 493636

Norwich Castle is undergoing some exciting changes!  As part of the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project, the Castle Keep is being redeveloped to restore it to its previous incarnation as a Norman royal palace.

The work will take place from summer 2019 to late 2020, during which the Castle Keep will be closed.  The rest of the museum will be open on a phased basis.

Please be aware that events which use the Castle Keep may not be available or may be adapted to use different spaces in the museum during this period.

CastlesGoing on a Bear HuntRags’ Art Gallery Adventure


Pretend to be kings and queens through story, song and play.  Admire the space and size of the keep, discover the well and the medieval toilets for the royal bottom!

Going on a Bear Hunt

This session is an adaptation of Michael Rosen’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.  Find the polar bear, explore reed beds, seashore and hedgerow and meet the wise owl and other animals.

Rags’ Art Gallery Adventure

Rags the dog has gone missing.  Journey through the paintings to find him! Use rhyme and role play to ask farmers and fishermen on the way.  Will he be found?