Key Stage 4
Download our 2019/20 schools programme. Details of our 2020/21 programme will be available soon.
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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).
Suitable for all exam boards except OCR B SHP.
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.
- Edexcel Medicine - The First World War British Sector handling and display objects
- Letters from the British Sector of the Western Front
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. The Shirehall courtroom is currently closed, but students can still experience the staircase and tunnel.
- Medieval cell and graffiti
- Bible from 18th Century showing baptisms in the prison chapel
- Staff in uniform, 1876
- James Bloomfield Rush’s death head
- Grave markings
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 B (SHP)
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.
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.