Norwich Castle in Norfolk, is a medieval fortification which was built by the Normans 900 years ago as a Royal Palace. Its construction was on the orders of William the conquerer who wanted a fortified palace in the important city of Norwich, and was his only castle in East Anglia. Today it houses the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and is one of the 12 Heritage site of Norwich. In the museum one can see art collections which include costumes, textiles, jewellery, glass, ceramics and silverware, and a large display of porcelain and ceramic teapots.There are also themed galleries displaying items from the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings, Queen Boudica, the Iceni tribe and Ancient Egypt. The art galleries display fine works of art from the 17th right up to the 20th century and include English watercolour paintings, Dutch landscapes and works from the Flemish artist Peter Tillemans. There are animations which show what life was like at the time of Henry I. Take a tour of the dungeons or the battlements. For families there are fun things to do together on Saturdays and during the school holidays. There is a cafe and a shop, which offers a selection of gifts, books and cards.
Monday to Saturday 10am–4.30pm
Sunday 1– 4.30pm
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing
Christmas and Bank Holidays
Closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
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