castle keep redevelopment


The East received some great news in May 2016, when the Norwich Castle Keep redevelopment was given the go-ahead.

In the medieval period Norwich Castle was one of the most important buildings across the whole of Europe and, architecturally, it was one of the most elaborate of the great Romanesque keeps. The project aims to re-present the historic Keep as it appeared during its heyday under the great Norman kings. As a result of the redevelopment, visitors will be able to engage fully with the building through greater access, exciting new displays and innovative learning and event programmes.

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of King Henry I’s lavish Castle by exploring the recreated Great Hall, complete with a banqueting table and minstrels’ gallery, King’s chamber and chapel. Newly-exposed Norman archaeology and architecture will tell previously untold stories of the Castle’s fascinating past and a unique battlements experience will offer stunning views of medieval and present-day Norwich.

It’s expected that the key plans will be in place by the end of 2017, with construction beginning in 2018.

We’ve explored the keep in a previous Culture365 post.

Find out more about the vision for the project in this video.

Plan a trip to the city to see the castle keep redevelopment project as it progresses with Visit Norwich.