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Take an online tour of Norwich Castle

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Norwich Castle Museum with its glass-fronted lift in the foreground

Take a pop-up picture tour of the museum

Royal visit

From Ancient Egypt to Norman life, natural history to modern art, Norwich Castle Museum houses a huge range of displays - including the largest collection of ceramic teapots in the world.

In the imposing keep visitors can discover what life was like in Norman times with the help of video and computer animation from local company Televirtual.

The archaeology gallery celebrates East Anglia's Queen Boudica, with displays of treasure from her tribe, the Icenis.

Children can take the reins of a wicker chariot and relive the Iceni's historic attacks on Colchester and London.


Six-year-old Sophie from Norwich said she loved the chariot 'ride'.

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The Castle keep

"It was really good - I nearly fell over at the end. People riding them in the old days must have fallen over - it was so wobbly!"

Built as a Royal Palace by the Normans, the Castle was later used as a prison before being converted to a museum in 1894.

It is open all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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Take a pop-up picture tour of the museum



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