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Key Stage 3

View our current schools programme on the main page.

As an alternative to a museum visit, we’re offering paid-for virtual programmes based on some of our most popular events.

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

Events

Visit us for immersive museum-based events in which you’ll meet different characters and take part in a range of activities.

10am – 2pm and £5 per pupil (unless otherwise stated). Minimum fees apply. Due to the Castle Keep redevelopment project, we currently have a maximum of 60 students per day.

Please see the current schools programme for up-to-date information on individual events.

Storming the Castle: A Maths and History Investigation

Work with medieval costumed characters to solve a real-life problem. Devise the best ways to attack and defend the Castle using maths skills (estimating, measuring, costs and coinage, weights and measures).

Please note: During the Keep redevelopment project, this event will still run but won’t visit the Castle Keep. Sessions will be held elsewhere in the museum.

William I: Hero or Villain?

Investigate both sides of the Norman Conquest, which changed Saxon Norwich forever. Students will take a virtual tour of the Castle; analyse the Domesday Book; examine Norman and Saxon weapons, war tactics, and attitudes to crime and punishment; and compare and contrast Saxon and Norman society.

Please note: During the Keep redevelopment project, this event will still run but won’t visit the Castle Keep. Sessions will be held elsewhere in the museum.

Crime and Punishment

10am to 12 noon, £3.50 per pupil.

Take a tour of the museum’s Georgian former prison buildings and find out about punishment objects.

Please note: this is an adapted version of the event while the dungeons, Shirehall courtroom and prisoners’ tunnel are closed to visitors.

Transatlantic Slavery

Explore transatlantic slavery in this drama-based day. Meet costumed characters and learn what it was like to be an enslaved person or an owner of enslaved African people, discovering some of the arguments for and against transatlantic slavery that existed in the early 19th century. Plus examine documents from Norfolk Record Office and discover the role that Norfolk played both in the trade of enslaved African people and in its abolition.

The Changing Face of Norwich: a Geography investigation with History and Religious Education

A proposal has been made to develop the site of a disused medieval church in the city. Consider the different viewpoints of a town planner, a rescue archaeologist and a Medieval monk before making a recommendation to the planning enquiry.

Latin

Meet a Roman soldier and learn the Latin for his armour, weapons, tactics, orders and commands. With a Roman citizen, explore real and replica Roman objects and learn the Latin words for them. Use Latin adjectives to describe Roman objects whilst exploring the Romans gallery. Re-enact The Three Little Pigs play in Latin. Also available for KS2. Maximum group size 30, minimum fee £200. Pupils must have studied Latin for at least a year.

Norwich in the Industrial Revolution

10am - 2pm, £5 per pupil

Discover Norwich’s industrial past and examine historic tools and documents used by Norwich industries including our most famous export, Colman’s Mustard. Follow a museum trail and take a teacher-led tour of nearby post-industrial sites (map and details included).

Please note: this event usually takes place at Norwich Castle and the Museum of Norwich.

First World War

Handle authentic and replica soldiers’ and nurses’ uniforms and equipment. Read their letters and original documents unique to the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Take part in the re-enactment of a tribunal of a local resident who refused to fight.

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  • Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Sandford Award