Ambitious £13.5m transformation of Norwich Castle keep gets under way
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One of the largest and most ambitious project in the United Kingdom to restore Norwich Castle Keep is under way.
This month work began on a £13.5m scheme to turn the city’s iconic keep back to its original 12th century lay-out.
The renovation will see all five levels made fully accessible for the first time, while a new medieval gallery will be installed in a partnership with the British Museum.
There will also be a new café overlooking the atrium, with an internal glass bridge into the keep, and a new shop.
Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “The planned changes to the keep will provide a completely new way for people to explore its history as a castle and still enjoy the collections we’ve come to know and love.”
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Norwich Castle is due to reopen next month but the keep will remain shut during the work.
It is hoped the keep will reopen in 2022.
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