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Opening up the marvels of the medieval world

Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn, our major project to transform Norwich Castle’s Norman Keep, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, includes an extensive learning and engagement programme designed to open up the marvels of the medieval world to all ages.

While plans for a series of outreach events over the spring and summer have been scuppered by Covid-19, Norwich Castle’s learning team has come up with lots of alternative ways for you to find out more about this fascinating period.

A partnership with the Eastern Daily Press produced four ‘People’s Palace’ supplements packed with games, puzzles and fun information about the medieval period. Click to download the full-colour pull-outs.

Project Officer, Lee Warden (pictured) has had a busy lockdown producing his #MedievalMonday films which focus on different medieval objects – starting with weapons and armour.

See Lee in action in a film from a pre-lockdown session with pupils from Loddon Primary School who tried out a set of historical challenges. 

While we can’t deliver these events face-to-face right now, the films give a taste of the fun in store when restrictions are eased.

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