Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
A 12-seater open-top charabanc drives you around town, taking in all 12 of Norwich's iconic buildings (www.norwich12.co.uk). Tours...
Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum
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Best be on your best behaviour: 14th-century Bridewell is a former house of correction, a 'prison for women, beggars and tramps'....
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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery information
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.