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Gallery closures

Welcome to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The Castle site comprises the 900-year-old Castle (currently closed for redevelopment, see below) and a large gallery complex converted from the City’s Victorian prison which remains open. It houses internationally important collections in archaeology, natural history, regimental history, and fine, decorative and contemporary art.

Construction work has begun on the Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn project to transform the medieval Castle. Because of the building work and health and safety measures to protect visitors and staff, some areas of the Castle site are not open.

You can contact the museum information desk on 01603 495897 for full details of closures before you visit.

These areas are closed to visitors

  • The original medieval Castle, battlements and dungeons
  • The café (pop-up café in operation selling a small selection of light refreshments)
  • The shop (pop-up shop in operation selling a small selection of Castle memorabilia and exhibition-related items)
  • The Anglo Saxon and Viking Gallery
  • The large temporary exhibition galleries are currently closed. The Timothy Gurney gallery remains open for temporary exhibitions
  • The Egyptian gallery is closed but highlights from the Egyptian collections are on display in the Arts of Living gallery
  • The Watercolour gallery is temporarily closed

Changes to displays

The Boudica Gallery is open but some displays have been cleared and the objects have been put into storage while building works are happening.

These areas are open for visitors

There are still plenty of fantastic treasures for you to explore including changing exhibitions and displays:

  • Art Galleries
  • Timothy Gurney temporary exhibitions gallery
  • Decorative Arts
  • Wider World Gallery
  • Natural History Galleries
  • The Egyptian collections, which have moved into a brand-new display in the Arts of Living Gallery. They will remain in this temporary location until building work in the Castle Keep is completed in 2022.
  • Royal Norfolk Regimental collections