Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle information

Location
Norwich , England
Address
Castle Hill
More information
www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Prices
adult/child £8.80/7
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-4.30pm 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, the Anglo-Saxons and the 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 (adult/child £3.50/2.80) 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 (drum roll) the world's largest collection of novelty teapots.