Key Stage 4

Download our schools programme.

For more information, enquiries and bookings contact our 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 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.

A History of Medicine | Crime and Punishment | Anglo-Saxon and Norman England | Historic EnvironmentDungeons, Battlements or Historic Courtroom Tours | GCSE Art Study Support Materials

Exhibition events

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.

Events

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).

A History of Medicine

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.

Resources

Crime and Punishment

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.

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

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.

Historic Environment – suitable for OCR and SHP B

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.

Tours

Dungeons, Battlements or Historic Courtroom

30-40 minutes, choose one or more. £2.50 per pupil, max 15 per tour. Dates on request.

GCSE Art Study Support Materials

Packs designed to support progress through GCSE Art and Design coursework.