Norwich Castle Museum and art gallery

Norwich castle is a medieval motte and bailey castle in the city of Norwich. The castle was constructed on the order of William the Conqueror after the Norman conquest to be used by the ruler as one of his two castles in East Anglia. Construction began in 1067.  In 1894, Norwich museum was moved to the castle, where it has remained until this day. The museum and art gallery display historical artefacts and fine art related to the local area, but also some contemporary art exhibits.

Opening Times

Open All Year Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm and Sunday 1pm to 4:30pm.

Closed 24th, 25th and 26th December and 1st January.

The last admission to the gallery is half an hour before closing.

Entrance Fees

The ticket price for an adult is £9.90. Concession tickets cost £9.40 for over 65s, people with disabilities, students, adults receiving benefits.

The ticket price for a child (4-18) is £8.50.

A family ticket with 1 adult costs £26.10.

A family ticket with 2 adults costs £34.85.

A Twilight Ticket, which allows access 1 hour before closing, costs £2.

Museums Pass holders and children under 4 enter for FREE.

Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in FREE.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are valid all day, so you can leave and re-enter throughout the day of issue.

Getting There

Address: Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU

The castle is situated on Castle Mound in the centre of the City of Norwich.

By Bus

For public transport information around Norfolk including accessible buses, visit the Norfolk County Council website.

For Park and Ride into Norwich, visit the Konectbus Park and Ride website.

By Train

Norwich Train Station is a 10 to 12 minute walk from Norwich Castle.

Trains to Norwich Station can be caught from London Liverpool Street, Stansted Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street, and many more.

By Car

The closest car park is situated in the Castle Quarter; levels K-N offer the shortest route to Norwich Castle.

There are two car park spaces for visitors who are Blue Badges holders. There is no other car parking available at Norwich Castle.