Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery has reopened its doors to the public for the first time in more than six months.
The castle shut at the end of March because of the pandemic.
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, curators have been working behind the scenes to put together brand-new displays to encourage people to visit the attraction. Many of the displays were even curated from home.
We are delighted to welcome visitors back to the Castle with a display of paintings by Alfred Cohen and a resumption of the SPOTLIGHT exhibition. Cohen is an important artist admired for his rich sense of colour and technical skill. These qualities are to the fore in the display which focuses on his dramatic landscapes. It’s wonderful to be able to show these exciting works.
Here's a taste of what you can go and see:
Alfred Cohen, Evening Sky - Wells
Alfred Cohen, Norfolk Coast Sunset
Blaschka model, Tuberculate Octopus
Blaschka model, Spider Octopus
Musky Octopus (Eledone moschata)
Blaschka final display
Nest project display graphic, Natural History Gallery
As well as new displays, visitors will be able to enjoy a number of areas including the Natural History and art galleries.
However, the castle is currently undergoing a 13.5 million pound facelift to restore the Norman Keep to how it would have looked in medieval times. This means the keep itself. and the cafe, are not accessible to the public.