Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn, Online Lecture

Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn

SPAB Norfolk event

02/10/2020 - 02/10/2020
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

£5 per person

Event details

2 October 2020, 13.00-14.00

Royal Palace Reborn is an exciting project to redevelop Norwich Castle Keep, one of Medieval Europe’s most important buildings.  

Thanks to major support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this project will re-create the palace of the Norman Kings, including reinstating the original floors and rooms.  For the first time in 900 years everyone will be able to explore all five levels of the Keep – from basement to battlements.  The British Museum’s first Medieval gallery outside London will bring treasures of international importance to Norwich, while a new café, shop, facilities and entrance will transform the visitor experience.

Norwich Castle is a grade 1 listed building and scheduled ancient monument on top of a man-made mound in the middle of a busy city centre.  Therefore, a complex construction project was required.  At the heart of this undertaking, the Norwich Castle Project Team have bridged the needs of the project, the wider Castle Museum site and even an international pandemic.  This extraordinary journey has been filled with victories and challenges alike, which will be explored in this introductory talk.


About the speaker:

Hannah Jackson is Project Manager for Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn.  Hannah joined Norfolk Museum Service in 2006 to manage the redevelopment of Norwich Castle’s sister site, Lynn Museum in King’s Lynn.  She has subsequently worked in a number of project, museum events and business development, and operational roles including the management of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Lynn Museum and the Thetford’s Ancient House Museum.  Hannah joined the Royal Palace Reborn team in December 2018.  


Online lectures
This lecture will be held online via a webinar platform called Crowdcast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.


About the Norfolk Regional Group
The Norfolk Group was set up in 2019 to run events and visits for local members. After launching at a regional working party in Feltwell, the Group have run regular events, both online and in person.


Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.