Key Stage 4
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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 early 2019 to summer 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.
Special programme of events for schools to support the special exhibition Armistice: Legacy of the Great War in Norfolk 20 October 2018 to 5 January 2019.
Immersive events which take place in different locations, include a range of activities, and involve meeting characters from the past. 10am – 2pm, £5 per pupil (unless otherwise stated).
Free entry thanks to sponsorship by the Wellcome Trust
Discover how medicine has changed from Medieval times to the present day by meeting costumed characters, handling objects, and analysing sources from Medieval, Renaissance, Industrial, and Modern periods.
- The First World War British Sector Handling and Display Objects
- Letters from the British Sector of the Western Front
Experience the dungeons, visit the Prison Stories Gallery and discover the Castle’s 650-year history as a gaol. See where trials took place, follow the footsteps of prisoners down the spiral staircase and walk through the tunnel to the historic Shirehall courtroom.
Meet Saxon and Norman characters and compare and contrast their cultures. Re-enact the Battle of Hastings and the Saxon rebellions, and tour the castle to discover why it was built, how it functioned and how important it was to the Normans.
Choose Norwich Castle as an historical site. Download the guidance below to see how all criteria points can be fulfilled, along with links to over 60 additional historical sources, to assist in studying the site.
30-40 minutes, choose one or more. £2.50 per pupil, max 15 per tour. Dates on request.
Packs designed to support progress through GCSE Art and Design coursework.