Norwich Castle: The Square Box on the Hill

From Saturday 10th February 2018 to Sunday 3rd June 2018

Standing atop the largest man-made mound in the country, Norwich Castle has dominated the City’s skyline since the 12th century.

Witnessing the ever-changing cityscape from its heights, the Castle has had many iterations of its own over the last 900 years. But what is the story of Norwich’s iconic and much-loved square box on the hill?

This exhibition illustrates Norwich Castle’s rich history from Norman showpiece to County Gaol to public museum. Through a stunning mixture of prints, photographs, paintings, architectural plans, memorabilia and archives, many of which have never been on display before, the exhibition sheds light on this fascinating and complex building. But the Castle’s journey does not end there; The Square Box on the hill showcases the latest exciting plans for the Castle’s future.

Shown alongside this exhibition and inspired by the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project, the Norwich Castle Open Art Show (3 March – 20 May) is a selling exhibition which showcases recent work by artists living in East Anglia addressing the theme of inheritance; from architecture to landscape, personal traits to treasured objects.

For more information on the exhibition and the history of Norwich Castle, visit our blog post.

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Meadow, Norwich

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