Key Stage 4

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


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.


Crime and Punishment

Tour the site, discover the Castle’s 650-year history as a gaol and prison, and look at real and replica punishment objects. Follow in the footsteps of prisoners down a spiral staircase and through a tunnel to the historic Shirehall courtroom to re-enact a double-murder trial. Please note: During the Keep redevelopment project, this event will include an object-handling session rather than a dungeon tour.

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 take a virtual tour of the castle to discover why it was built, how it functioned and how important it was to the Normans. Please note: During the Keep redevelopment project, this event will still run but won’t visit the Castle Keep.

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. Please note: During the Castle Keep redevelopment project, the Keep tour will be replaced with a video tour of the Keep.


Please note: the dungeons and battlements will not be available for tours during the Castle Keep redevelopment project.

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. Please note: During the Castle Keep redevelopment project, some artefacts mentioned in these materials may not be on public display.