Key Stage 5

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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 summer 2019 to late 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.


Bring your subject to life with immersive events and develop your artistic skills with practicing artists. Meet experts, extend your subject knowledge and develop study skills.

Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest at Norwich Castle

KS5 A-Level - suitable for all exam boards. 2 hours, £3.50 per student, max 40 students

Use our world-class collections to explore Anglo-Saxon England’s economy, royal mints, urbanisation and the growth of trading centres such as Norwich. Find out the motives, techniques and effectiveness of Norman castle-building and their impact on Norman control and royal power.

Tudors at Strangers’ Hall 

KS5 A-Level – suitable for all exam boards. 2 hours, £3.50 per student, max 25

Available Wednesday - Friday

Bring Tudor history to life at Strangers’ Hall Museum, home of Tudor merchants and mayors. Explore Tudor rooms, objects and documents to build up a picture of the political, religious and social changes during and after Tudor times.

Free A-level Art masterclasses

KS5 A-level Art, 2018 - 20 and 21 September 10am to 2.30pm, max 20

Work with a practicing artist, Will Teather, to develop artistic thinking and techniques in conjunction with The Paston treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World exhibition

KS5 A-level Art, 2018 - 26 and 27 November 10am to 2.30pm, max 20

Work with artist Malca Schotten to experiment and focus on drawing, line and tone; using the exhibition Visible Women as inspiration.

Silver Sparkle: masterclass in silver metal embroidery

KS5 A-level Textiles and Art, 2018 13 December 9.30am to 2.30pm, £7.50 including materials, max 15

A unique extension and enhancement opportunity for A-Level Art and Textiles students. How was silver used to embellish shoes, garments and furnishings in days gone by? Examine textiles from the Norwich Castle collection and get inspiration for your own designs. Learn how to stitch using silver threads and find out what careers exist in embroidery.