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Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery


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4.7
172 reviews


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Always an interesting and well planned day. (April 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20583 )




The visit gave our children an excellent interactive experience with their history topic the Romans. It heavily influenced the learning that was completed upon return. (March 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20409 )




An interesting visit appropriate to the Romans Topic the children studied. (March 2020 - Primary - Post No: 20386 )




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Excellent trip, well run by the enthusiastic castle staff! (February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19906 )




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This was a fantastic day, well organised and very engaging for our children. (February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19726 )




The event was very well organised. We were escorted to each location so there was minimal disruption of finding the places and the time for each activity was maximised. The staff were friendly and helpful. The school was designated an area within the museum to set up, put coats/bags and eat lunch. This was useful with 60 children as they were in one area and toilet trips could be well planned and organised with the other teachers on the trip. The children enjoyed the experience and were given things to take home following the trip. Learning in school has followed on from their experiences. (February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19688 )




The castle trip is extremely well organised and has increased the children's knowledge and engagement in the topic. It is a dream trip for teachers and students alike with extremely clear organisation throughout the entire trip. I could not recommend it enough. (February 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19531 )




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Excellent! (February 2020 - Post No: 19496 )




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Fab trip-well run! (January 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19216 )




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Really lovely, welcoming staff. Venue provided mat for children to sit on at lunch time. Venue engaging for children. (January 2020 - Primary - Post No: 19146 )




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Castle keep closed for renovations, but enough to keep students busy for the time we were there. (December 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 18596 )




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The Castle Museum led an excellent object handling session that was sensory and relevant to the pupils. (December 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 18557 )




A well organised castle with so much for the children to take part in and experience. My class loved it! (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18553 )




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Pre-confirmation of a school payment invoice would save awkward situation of paying on the day. (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18382 )




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Trip went as planned (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18321 )




Ran very smoothly, with seamless transition between workshops. Workshops themselves appropriate to Year 3 children and staff in full command of the group at all times. Length of workshop (30 mins) enough to hold children's attention and develop enthusiasm. (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18307 )




An excellent day that the children will remember for many years to come. It was well organised and the activities were well matched to our needs (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18290 )




Amazing staff - brilliant ways of showing artefacts, life in the Roman time with both Iceni and Romans, friendly people, children were engaged, absolutely loved the day! Thank you! (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18278 )




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The children had a fantastic day learning about the conflict between the Romans and the Iceni in Britain. The workshops provided a range of activities that catered for different learning styles. The day was well organised and ran very smoothly. (December 2019 - Primary - Post No: 18163 )




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Excellent as usual. despite the construction work going on at the Castle it made little impact to our experience. Students and staff all enjoyed the experience. (November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17930 )




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Always good! (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16832 )




A really well organised, interesting day. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16671 )




Today was Banham Zoo an excellent facility (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16528 )




A wonderful interesting and interactive trip. Children were very engaged. (September 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16242 )




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An excellent day, all staff very helpful, good communication in the lead up to the trip and the whole day went very smoothly. (July 2019 - Primary - Post No: 14872 )




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Excellent (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14577 )




As ever a brilliant day, staff and venue excellent. Thank you and see you next year. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14370 )




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Brilliant venue and superb professional and knowledgeable staff (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13978 )




Fabulous, staff were excellent as is the venue (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13977 )




Activity leaders were knowledgeable and informatvie (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13922 )




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On the whole the students enjoyed their visit and it helped re-enforce knowledge for their GCSE. Their were some areas which I hoped would have been included but weren't but in discussion with the Education Officer at the castle it emerged that the plans were to include these areas but the deliverer had omitted them and focused on less relevant things which was a shame. However, the Education Officer said that staffing issues should be resolved soon and should not be repeated. Overall it did help the students learn knowledge in a new setting. (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13521 )




On the whole the students enjoyed their visit and it helped re-enforce knowledge for their GCSE. Their were some areas which I hoped would have been included but weren't but in discussion with the Education Officer at the castle it emerged that the plans were to include these areas but the deliverer had omitted them and focused on less relevant things which was a shame. However, the Education Officer said that staffing issues should be resolved soon and should not be repeated. Overall it did help the students learn knowledge in a new setting. (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13520 )




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A successful and enjoyable trip, no incidents (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13139 )




A well run event by the museum staff (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12927 )




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A great venue with great resources, well organised and smooth transition between activities (June 2019 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 12834 )




Enjoyable visit. Children engaged well with the activities. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12768 )




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Workshops were good but facilities were not as good as usual on this visit (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12253 )




An excellent, well-organised visit. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12198 )




Another informative and interesting day. The drama presentations/role play added to the atmosphere and the posing of critical thinking questions throughout the day really encouraged the children to think about discovering information about the past from different angles and depths. The communication went organising was effective and the activities on the day were diverse, well thought-out and professionally delivered. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12133 )




Trip wasn't as good as previous year- staff were a little disorganised due to shortages. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12123 )




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Fantastic venue with knowledgeable staff (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11843 )




Fabulous trip and the children gained a lot from the experience. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11808 )




Excellent trip with knowledgeable trainer and suitable for age group (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11340 )




Activities laid on by Norfolk Museums Service were appropriate and good. Events were well-organised. (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11259 )




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Staff were informative and engaging - Fantastic trip (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10896 )




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An excellent presentation on medieval weapons which furthered student knowledge. The students also were able to interact with displays around the museum. Very well organised by museum staff and the event went smoothly. (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10712 )




Wonderful trip where the children were really immersed in the subject. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10632 )




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A fabulous day, well organised and professionally run. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10552 )




Clean and well maintained venue with excellent resources to enhance children's learning. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10510 )




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Fantastically organised. Staff were waiting for us at the front entrance and took us through everything we needed to know. The actors for "life in a castle" were super and had great behavior management. Would thoroughly recommend. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10462 )




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An excellent day but the toilet refurbishment made it a protracted experience when toilets were needed (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10402 )




A well organised venue, with informative and helpful staff. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10355 )




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A great day with well-organised, informative and fun activities for the children to get involved in. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10001 )




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Our visitors from Germany really enjoyed their visit (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9213 )




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The visit enhanced students knowledge and understanding of their medicine through time unit. The staff at the castle had organised the event to ensure all students could participate and at lunchtime the students were given a chance to explore other aspects of the castle. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8923 )




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Lots of interesting artifacts to see (January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 8793 )




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Really fantastic input into the day staff extremely welcoming and accommodating (January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 8702 )




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All children were engaged and enjoyed all the activities put on my museum staff. Lovely variety of activities over the day which were appropriate to the children and the topic. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7277 )




Really well organised and interactive event - would bring students to this venue again. (October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7259 )




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Excellent - the day was perfectly organised and the activities were age relevant, interesting and challenging. (September 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6485 )




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Very well organised and the children really enjoyed the day. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4613 )




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I can thoroughly recommend this as great place to learn about medieval life (May 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 3004 )




Good for many activities and hour long after schools sessions (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2887 )




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A very informative and engaging educational visit. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2076 )




Great day, some of the locations let the trip down as the gallery was still open to the public which meant is was difficult to hear the Roman Solider. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1887 )




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Great local visit but information about the splinters from the keep floor would have been helpful to prevent minor 1st aid incidents (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1583 )




Three fantastic workshops which were totally engaging and age-appropriate. The costumed characters were very knowledgeable and brought our topic to life. (March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1544 )




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A stimulating trip which was low cost for parents and carers as we are a Norfolk School. (February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1360 )




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The day was well organised and all of the adults were engaging. My children had a lovely day. (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 601 )




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Booking process good Pre-visit info - good Organisation on the day - good Facilities - good Staff - good Website - good (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 524 )




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