Norwich Castle was built by the Norman’s as a Royal Palace. It never served as a Royal Palace but has been a Military Fort, a County Jail and now a Museum and Art Gallery.
Spend a day exploring all that there is to see and do at the Castle including; the ever-popular Dungeon Tour! Descend into the depths of Norwich Castle and imagine being a poor soul who had to live in chains in the cold and dark. Look out for the plaster-cast heads of executed criminals and listen to stories of how prisoners might be ‘pressed’ to give a plea; examine instruments of torture and punishment like the ducking stool, scold’s bridle and gibbet iron. If you would like something a little less dramatic you can spend hours looking through the fascinating collections on display from Natural History, Social History, World collections and Archaeology to Contemporary Art and Regimental History.
Don’t forget to stop by The Castle Cafe for a bite to eat or take your own picnic to take outside and look at the panoramic views over Norwich.
Opens Mon - Sat, 10am-4.30pm, Sun 1pm-4.30pm