On display in the Gallery reception area is a selection of textile pieces created by a group of volunteers who plan to create a 20 metre long tapestry that picks up English history where the Bayeux Tapestry ends.
They are using medieval techniques, and the same stitch used in the Bayeux Tapestry, to tell the story of two East Anglian rebellions against William the Conqueror.
The Norwich Castle Tapestry project is just part of a two year, Heritage Lottery Fund supported plan to reinstate the castle’s medieval keep and to build a new visitor entrance, café and shop.
The Tapestry Project will also include the creation of medieval banners, costumes and interior furnishings, which means more sewing and crafting volunteers are needed.
Find out more on Sun 17, Mon 18 and Tue 19 Feb when you can meet volunteers, have a go at medieval style embroidery, suggest a design and learn more about getting involved. Activities for children too using crayons.