Norwich Castle was founded by William the Conqueror between 1066 and 1075, but the keep was built slightly later, between 1095 and 1110. Today, the keep looks completely different to when it was first built.

In keeping with medieval tradition, the keep would have been separated into separate living areas, and while there is debate on the exact configuration, it’s generally agreed that it would have been arranged in quite a complex manner, including a kitchen, chapel, a two-storey high hall, and 16 latrines.

Today, the keep is host to a variety of exhibitions, allowing visitors to explore the Norman and medieval world through objects owned by Norfolk Museums Service and on loan from the British Museum.

Norfolk Museums Service runs regular tours of Norwich Castle Keep. To find out more, visit the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery website.

Explore the rest of historic Norwich with Visit Norwich.