Caistor Roman Town (Venta Icenorum)
Schools do not need to book to visit the Roman town at Caistor St Edmunds, and entrance is free. There is a car park at the site beside the Norwich-Stoke Holy Cross road, OS reference TG 2300 0365 (see map below).
There are no toilets at the site. Also, there is no shelter at the site, so waterproof clothing and wellingtons might be a good idea.
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Roman collections are on display in the Boudica Gallery at the Norwich Castle Museum [external link].St Edmunds Church
The Parochial Church Council welcomes visitors to St Edmunds Church. The church is normally locked, so if you would like to plan a visit please contact one of the keyholders in advance to arrange for someone to be present at the appropriate time if they wish to see inside the church.
The keyholders are:
- Mrs C. Wymer: 01508 493572
- Mr B. Day: 01508 494137
- Mrs C. Page: 01508 492369
Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
Includes information on the various collections, exhibits and events at the Castle Museum, as well as visitor information.
What’s on offer for Schools
The museum education department at Norwich Castle is able to support schools in several ways:
- images and information sheets on the website which are downloadable (www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk)
- hands-on sessions at the Castle, led by museum educators. These include - access to real artefacts for handling; meeting costumed characters to help explore the life and times of the people of Caistor; and museum-based archaeology sessions, giving children a chance to ‘excavate’, record and describe objects
For further information phone the booking line 01603 493636 or email the Castle (email@example.com). They will be able to answer your queries or put you in touch with someone from the education team.
What’s on offer for Adults
For adult groups hands-on sessions - using artefacts from the Caistor excavations - may be arranged. Please phone 01603 493636 or email Norwich Castle on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated on: 11 October 2011