Published on Sun, 16 May 2021 16:29

From 17 May, we are hosting part of Norwich Castle's On Tour exhibits whilst the Castle has a major refurbishment. As part of the redevelopment of the Norman Keep, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery is placing some of its objects on display throughout the city. These are ultimately destined for the new gallery being created as part of the Royal Palace Reborn project. The new museum space looks to examine the medieval world through its own social divisions, exploring the complexities and challenging popular preconceptions. Castle on Tour allows for some of those stories and narratives to be shared through objects while the building works are ongoing. The chosen objects each reflect one of the central themes of social division around which the gallery will be oriented: Those who Work, Those who Pray, and Those who Fight. The pop museum display in St Peter Mancroft presents a window both onto the medieval world and highlights the past and future of Norwich Castle Museum. It provides a fantastic opportunity for sharing history and objects with wider communities in a new and exciting location.

As part of its stay in church, there are also plans for a Family Fun Day, organised by the Castle, on Saturday 22nd May with a range of activities including object handling, medieval calligraphy and a visit from a Knight in a suit of armour!  More details will be announced shortly.  Another Fun Day will take place later in the year during the Summer.

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