Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery information

Location
Norwich , England
Address
Castle Hill
More information
www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Prices
adult/child £7/5
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, from 1pm Sun
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Crowning a hilltop overlooking central Norwich, this massive, 12th-century castle is one of England’s best-preserved examples of Anglo-Norman military architecture. Its superb interactive museum crams in lively exhibits on Boudica, the Iceni, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Perhaps the best bit though is the atmospheric keep itself with its graphic displays on grisly punishments meted out in its days as a medieval prison. Twice-daily, guided tours (£2) run around the battlements and creepy dungeons.

The castle's art gallery houses works of the acclaimed 19th-century Norwich School of landscape painting founded by John Crome, and (drumroll) the world's largest collection of novelty teapots.