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.

A-level Art Masterclasses

KS5 A-level Art, 13 and 14 June 2019, 10am to 2.30pm, max 20 per class

Students will work with practising sculptor Edward Murray and develop their own artistic thinking, skills and technique. This free masterclass runs in conjunction with the new Lines of Sight: W.G. Sebald’s East Anglia exhibition. (The class is the same on each day).

Hooked! Tambour Embroidery at Norwich Castle Museum

KS5 A-level Textiles and Art, 18 July 2019, either 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1 to 4pm, max 8 in each session, £5 per student (includes materials)

A unique extension and enhancement opportunity for A-Level Art and Textiles students. This workshop gives students an introduction to the use of the tambour hook and includes a tour of the Castle’s textiles stores with the curator of Costume and Textiles, Ruth Battersby Tooke.