Essential information

Norwich Castle is an iconic Norman Castle offering outstanding collections and displays of archaeology, decorative and fine art, natural history and more.

Sandford Award for Heritage Winner 2017:
“Inspirational surroundings for a range of learning programmes tailored to the educational requirements of school groups at all levels. The magnificent Norman keep is one of the best educational resources I have seen.”

The essentials

  • School visits must be booked in advance
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge holder
  • Maximum group size: 120 pupils
  • Programme for: Early Years | Key Stage 1 | KS2 | KS3 | KS4 | KS5Language schools
  • Free entry for schools in Norfolk in term-time. £2.40 per child outside term-time. UK schools outside Norfolk £2.40 per child.

Museum overview

  • Magnificent castle keep
  • Contemporary and fine art including the Norwich School of Artists
  • Royal Norfolk Regimental collections
  • Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, and Egyptians
  • Crime and punishment, natural history and the decorative arts
  • World-class special exhibition programme
  • Café and shop with pocket money items


  • Drop off point for coaches near museum entrance

Facilities for schools

  • Indoor picnic area with coat and bag storage
  • A short, safe walk to Castle Gardens where there’s space for picnics and to run around


  • Accessible toilets
  • Level access
  • Lift to first floor
  • Please discuss wheelchair access on booking

Bookings and information