Book a hotel in Norwich , regarded as the most complete medieval city in Britain. It’s famous for its cathedral and castle, for mustard and the University of East Anglia that has produced two Booker Prize winners as well as Fast Show favourites Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse.
You can tour dungeons at 900-year-old Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery and see the finest collection of work by the Norwich School of Artists. Norwich Cathedral is where Sir Thomas Erpingham, hero of Agincourt and mentioned by Shakespeare in Henry V, is buried. Check out the statue to local nurse Edith Cavell who was shot in 1915 for helping allied prisoners escape occupied Brussels.
Art and museums in Norwich
Leave your Norwich hotel and head to the Inspire Discovery Centre at medieval St Michael’s Church, where kids watch exploding custard and learn Newton’s laws of motion. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has Mayan antiquities rubbing shoulders with works by Henry Moore.
Quirky things to do in Norwich
That’s the way to do it. At the Norwich Puppet Theatre in the Grade I-listed church of St James there are classic productions of Pinocchio while children can make their own marionettes.
Events in Norwich
The Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been running since 1772 and once featured an Elgar premiere. In May it puts on music, film, theatre, comedy and dance. Top names descend on University of East Anglia for its Spring Literary Festival.
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Attractions in Norwich:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)
Garden daily 10.30am-5pm (4pm October); House daily 11am-4.30pm (3.30pm in Oct), Museum daily 11.30am - 4.30pm (3.30pm in Oct) Apr - Nov 2013 (annual)
Sun and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm (opening hours vary according to season) Mar - Nov 2013; Sun only (annual)
Daily 11am-5pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)
Tue-Sat 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Apr - Oct 2013; not Mon or Sun (annual)