Textile Treasures

Castle and Marketplace

Textile Treasures is a celebration of some of the best loved textiles in Norwich Castle’s nationally important Costume and Textile collection. The exhibition showcases local connections and personal histories as told through textiles created to provide comfort, care and as a medium for self-expression.

The exhibition includes examples of patchwork, applique, and embroidery – the techniques traditionally used to make bedcovers. The pieces on show combine incredible artistry with emotional resonance which offer an insight into the lives of ordinary people. With themes of collaborative creativity, gift-giving, recycling, friendship, family and love the exhibition is even more relevant after the experiences of the past 18 months.

The textiles are presented on open display, not behind glass, offering visitors a uniquely intimate view of pieces which are not usually on show to the public. We’re delighted to be able to mount this stunning exhibition and invite visitors to connect with the past and make links with their own lives.

We are grateful to the Costume & Textile Association for their generous support of this exhibition.
Admission to the exhibition is included in general admission to the Castle. It’s best to book tickets in advance as visitor numbers are limited.