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Royal Palace Reborn at Norwich Castle

The Royal Palace Reborn project is transforming Norwich Castle's iconic Norman Keep.

About the project

Norwich Castle is one of Europe's most important early medieval castles. Royal Palace Reborn is transforming the interior of the Keep by reinstating the floors and room layout of the medieval period. We have sensitively planned this work to provide step-free access to all levels of the castle. This is so everyone can experience a Norman royal palace and its many stories.

The first phase of this exciting project is now complete with the opening of our new entrance. The stunning light-filled atrium also includes a new shoprestaurant and education room. This follows on from the earlier completion of new toilets with a Changing Places facility for visitors with additional needs.

We can't currently confirm an opening date for the Keep. We hope to welcome visitors to some areas of the Keep before the end of this year. We're planning to fully open the Keep in early 2025. Read more about the project's progress.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the major funder for this £18m project. It is one of the largest heritage projects of its kind currently taking place in the UK. Thank you to our wonderful supporters who are helping to make this incredible project a reality.

Read more about this once-in-a-lifetime project.

Stay up to date

We're updating these pages regularly as more information about the reopening becomes available. You can also read about the project's progress or sign up to the museums newsletter to stay up to date.

We're still open

There's still plenty to see at Norwich Castle while this work is being completed - from Egyptian mummies and ancient hand axes to fine and contemporary art. We also host an exciting programme of special exhibitions and events.

See what's on at Norwich Castle and what you can see when you visit.

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