Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich

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William the Conqueror's only castle in East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is one of Norwich's 12 heritage sites. The museum holds important archaeological and historical artifacts inside its walls. The castle's galleries display ceramics, jewelry, glass, and textiles. The decorative art collection is the pride of the castle, so you might want to take extra time there. Find the history of the legendary Queen Boudica and the Vikings in the natural history gallery, and treasured paintings from Flemish artist Peter Tillemans among the art collection. One of the castle's largest collections is Margaret Fountaine's butterflies. Tour the castle and learn about its history through interactive displays. Also consider taking the separate popular tours of the dungeons and battlements. Using our world travel planner, Norwich attractions like Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Obviously major building works are taking place, but just finding how to get in was a challenge. We were warned that no part of the castle was open but just wanted to visit the museum shop, however... 
    Obviously major building works are taking place, but just finding how to get in was a challenge. We were warned that no part of the castle was open but just wanted to visit the museum shop, however...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the castle part was closed for renovations during our visit so it was just the museum. We had low expectations but my friend and I passed a morning here quite easily. It is a mixture....  more
    Unfortunately, the castle part was closed for renovations during our visit so it was just the museum. We had low expectations but my friend and I passed a morning here quite easily. It is a mixture....  more »
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  • The Castle is lovely from outside, due to renovations we couldn't enter. The museum had a nice selection of exhibitions, enough to keep young kids entertained for about an hour or so. The children especially enjoyed the taxidermy selection. Central location. Would recommend for families.
  • A wonderful museum absolutely packed with such interesting items and clear descriptions to read about them. Lovely little coffee room and helpful staff. Worth every penny

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