£13.5 million plans to restore Norwich Castle to how it looked as a medieval palace are set to move forward.
Norfolk County Council’s cabinet is set to give the go-ahead for a contractor to be selected to work on Norwich Castle, with work due to be complete by Easter 2021.
Cabinet member for communities and partnerships, Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, said: “This is another step forward for our ambitious plans to restore Norwich Castle’s keep to its medieval heyday as a palace.
“Once complete, it will be the most accessible grade one-listed medieval castle in Europe, boosting the county’s economy, with 300,000 visitors per year.”
Supported by £8.7 million of National Lottery Heritage Funding, the £13.5m “Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England” project will:
• Recreate the 12th century Norman Royal Palace
• Create a British Museum gallery of the medieval period
• Introduce a dedicated early-years learning facility
• Provide a rooftop viewing platform
For further details on the project, see Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England.