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Friday 27 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 27 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30   25 minutes
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Norwich Castle

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic Norwich Castle. The magnificent Norman Keep was originally designed in the 11th century as a Royal Palace and was fit for a King! Suitable for adults and older children.

Friday 27 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 27 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Guild of St Stephen & St George Procession

Arriving at Norwich Castle at 12:10pm. Watch the stonemasons' guild from Gildencraft Stone Masonry* recreate the traditional procession through Norwich and present a gift to Norwich Castle. *Gildencraft Stone Masonry C.I.C. trains apprentice stonemasons and mates (labourers) promoting and sustaining the ancient craft of stonemasonry. For more information, visit www.gildencraft.co.uk/site

Saturday 28 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 28 May 2016
Times: 11:30 - 11:45  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Cain and Abel Mystery Play

See the Guild Master and his stonemason apprentices from Gildencraft Stone Masonry* perform Cain and Abel, a modern adaptation of the original mystery play in Norwich Castle Keep (15 mins). *Gildencraft Stone Masonry C.I.C. trains apprentice stonemasons and mates (labourers) promoting and sustaining the ancient craft of stonemasonry. For more information, visit www.gildencraft.co.uk/site

Saturday 28 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 28 May 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Catch the dragons before they fly!

Your last chance to see the wonderful 'A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons' Conquer the fabulous beasts trail and earn your own set of Dragon Wings. Make a Hiccup helmet or dragon crown. Try your hand at Dragonese and watch a film of Cressida Cowell reading extracts from her book.

Monday 30 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30   25 minutes
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Norwich Castle

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic Norwich Castle. The magnificent Norman Keep was originally designed in the 11th century as a Royal Palace and was fit for a King! Suitable for adults and older children.

Monday 30 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Monday 30 May 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Catch the dragons before they fly!

Your last chance to see the wonderful 'A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons' Conquer the fabulous beasts trail and earn your own set of Dragon Wings. Make a Hiccup helmet or dragon crown. Try your hand at Dragonese and watch a film of Cressida Cowell reading extracts from her book.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 12:00 - 12:30   25 minutes
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Norwich Castle

Join us for a fascinating guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic Norwich Castle. The magnificent Norman Keep was originally designed in the 11th century as a Royal Palace and was fit for a King! Suitable for adults and older children.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with usual museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife

9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years. Weird and Wonderful – enjoy a family friendly guided walk around the Natural History Gallery and find out more about some of the often overlooked and stranger specimens in the collection. Tours at 11am, 12 noon, 2 & 3pm. Wildlife Chart – record your own ‘firsts’ of the year and use your own records to plot wildlife changes. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there.

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adult: £25, Conc: 22.50, Museum Pass: £20


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Art Workshops, Lifting the layers: working with oils

Art masterclass with Garry Pereira for beginning or improving adult artists. Explore painting with oils, including pigments, painting techniques, blending colours and applying texture and definition. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own. Booking essential: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625

Wednesday 01 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30   Suggested donations to Hawk and Owl trust for face painting. Other activities free with museum admission.
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate 90 Years of Norfolk Wildlife

Join the Hawk and Owl Trust for exciting hands-on activities including face painting and a conservation trail. Weird and Wonderful – enjoy a family friendly guided walk around the Natural History Gallery and find out more about some of the often overlooked and stranger specimens in the collection. Tours at 11am, 12 noon, 2 & 3pm. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there. Butterfly Explorers –Discover Margaret Fountaine’s beautiful butterfly collection and make explorer’s envelopes to hold your own precious objects. 9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – Celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years.

Thursday 02 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Thursday 02 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate 90 Years of Norfolk Wildlife

Create your own 'nature' craft with Norfolk Adult education Family Learning team. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there. 9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years. Wildlife Chart – record your own ‘firsts’ of the year and use your own records to plot wildlife changes. Butterfly Explorers –Discover Margaret Fountaine’s beautiful butterfly collection and make explorer’s envelopes to hold your own precious objects.

Friday 03 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 03 June 2016
Times: 14:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Adults: £5, Conc: £4,


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Writers workshop- creating wildlife explorers

UEA creative writing lecturer and novelist K.R. Moorhead leads a workshop for adults developing characters for prose. Booking essential: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625

Friday 03 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 03 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Workshop fee £5 adults £4 conc - bookable in advance. other activities free with museum admission.


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate 90 Years of Norfolk Wildlife

Writer's Workshop - UEA creative writing lecturer and novelist KR Moorhead leads this informative workshop for beginning or improving adults and explores how to develop strong characters in prose. 9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there. Butterfly Explorers –Discover Margaret Fountaine’s beautiful butterfly collection and make explorer’s envelopes to hold your own precious objects

Saturday 04 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 04 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Celebrate 90 Years of Norfolk Wildlife

Join experts from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust as they celebrate its foundation in 1916. Find out about the past, present and future of Norfolk Wildlife. 9 for 90 Norfolk Wildlife Trust Trail – celebrate Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 90th anniversary by taking part in our family friendly nature trail around the Natural History Galleries. Find out more about nine species which have benefitted from help from Norfolk Wildlife Trust over the past 90 years. David Waterhouse, Curator of Natural History, selects star objects and traces their connections to the founders of Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Explore the working dress, tools and accessories which wildlife pioneers would have used. Habitats and landscapes – make your own Broadland or Breckland habitat and find the specific bird to live there. Wildlife Chart – record your own ‘firsts’ of the year and use your own records to plot wildlife changes. Weird and Wonderful – enjoy a family friendly guided walk around the Natural History Gallery and find out more about some of the often overlooked and stranger specimens in the collection. Tours at 11am, 12 noon, 2 & 3pm.

Saturday 11 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 11 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Stonemasonry Demonstrations

The Guild Master and his stonemason apprentices from Gildencraft Stone Masonry* demonstrate the artistry and precision of their ancient craft; marking the 920th anniversary of the medieval Guild of St Stephen & St George and the construction of Norwich Castle. *Gildencraft Stone Masonry C.I.C. trains apprentice stonemasons and mates (labourers) promoting and sustaining the ancient craft of stonemasonry. For more information, visit www.gildencraft.co.uk/site

Saturday 11 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 11 June 2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
A hole in the bottom of the sea

Celebrate Bookstart week! Get cosy in our children's pop up library or go loud in our raucous rhymes story telling session. Complete the Bookstart museum trail and take inspiration from the Castle's collection of sea creatures to produce a mini-story book.

Wednesday 15 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Times: 14:00 - 14:45  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Shirehall courtroom tour

Let us guide you down the spiral staircase, through the prisoners' tunnel and into the 19th century courtroom to hear stories of historic trials and the fate of Victorian villains. Tours start from the Castle museum and last approximately 45 minutes.

Thursday 16 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Thursday 16 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 12:30  
Price:   Adult:£8, Conc: £7.50, Museum Pass/CTA: £7


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Talking Textiles: Little and large

A monthly talk at Norwich Castle Study Centre (Shirehall). Illustrated with objects from our inspirational costume and textile collection. Booking essential: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625 Investigates the extremes in fashion and accessories including giant shoes, miniature boots and apprentice samplers.

Saturday 18 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 18 June 2016
Times: 12:00 - 14:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Gallery talks: Alfred Munnings and the horse

Join this half hour talk on 'Sunny June' one of this popular local artist's most famous works.

Saturday 18 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 18 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Horse sense

Hear our natural history curator describe how horses evolved. Canter round our horse quest and see if you can 'neighm' our British horse breeds. Horse and pony tales, including Black Beauty, written by local author Anna Sewell.

Saturday 18 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 18 June 2016
Times: None - None  
Price:  


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The History Train

Great Yarmouth artist Alan Kane has created an event to celebrate the arrival of British Art Show 8 to Norwich. British Art Show 8 will be processed through Norwich on horse-drawn vehicles to be delivered to Norwich Castle, Norwich University of the Arts and The Forum. The procession will herald the arrival of British Art Show 8 to everyone in the city and you are welcome to come along and witness what will be a unique and spectacular event.

Wednesday 22 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Wednesday 22 June 2016
Times: 11:00 - 12:30  
Price:   Adult: £6.50, Conc: £6, Museum Pass: £5.50


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Art Classes

These informal and friendly monthly art classes encourage new and improving artists to experiment with media, techniques and styles using the Castle's stunning collections for inspiration. Booking recommended: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625

Thursday 23 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Thursday 23 June 2016
Times: 10:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Stonemasonry Demonstrations

The Guild Master and his stonemason apprentices from Gildencraft Stone Masonry* demonstrate the artistry and precision of their ancient craft; marking the 920th anniversary of the medieval Guild of St Stephen & St George and the construction of Norwich Castle. *Gildencraft Stone Masonry C.I.C. trains apprentice stonemasons and mates (labourers) promoting and sustaining the ancient craft of stonemasonry. For more information, visit www.gildencraft.co.uk/site

Friday 24 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 24 June 2016
Times: 12:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Live guides for British Art Show8

Join one of our live guides for a tour of the exhibition and their particular insight into the work on show. Fridays at 12:30

Saturday 25 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 25 June 2016
Times: 14:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Adults: £8, Conc: £7.50, Museum Pass/CTA: £7, Paint Club East members free.


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Artist discusion

Jessica Warboys and Mick Finch discuss the role of painting in BAS8. Booking advised: 01603 495897 or 01603 493625

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 28 June 2016
Times: 12:30 - 13:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tuesday Lunchtime talks, The British Art Show: Why It Matters

Illustrated talks. Norwich Castle's Town Close Auditorium With Roger Malbert, Senior Curator Hayward Touring

Friday 01 July 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 01 July 2016
Times: 12:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Live guides for British Art Show8

Join one of our live guides for a tour of the exhibition and their particular insight into the work on show. Fridays at 12:30

Saturday 02 July 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Saturday 02 July 2016
Times: 14:00 - 14:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
The Rattler

Help retell Rumpelstiltskin, with music storytelling and puppetry. Start with a workshop of music and craft, then join the pageant from Norwich Castle and take part in the city centre performance. Booking for workshop essential: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rattler-tickets-22892593363

Tuesday 05 July 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Tuesday 05 July 2016
Times: 12:30 - 13:00  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Tuesday Lunchtime talks, Where's the 'show' in the British Art Show

Harriet Loffler, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

Friday 08 July 2016
Norwich Castle
Date:
Friday 08 July 2016
Times: 12:30 - 12:30  
Price:   Free with museum admission


01603 495897
museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Live guides for British Art Show8

Join one of our live guides for a tour of the exhibition and their particular insight into the work on show. Fridays at 12:30