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This exhibition celebrates the work of the author WG Sebald on the 75th anniversary of his birth.

This unprecedented exhibition brings together a diverse selection of celebrated artworks, curious objects, archive material and the author’s own, unseen photographs to tell the story behind the creation of one of East Anglia’s most famous literary masterpieces, The Rings of Saturn (1995).

From the mystery of Sir Thomas Browne’s skull to the secret landscapes of the Cold War, from the ghostly vessels of the vanished Herring fleets to intricate pattern books of Norwich silk weavers, this exhibition gathers the threads of Sebald’s enigmatic text to present a uniquely poetic visual portrait of East Anglia that will appeal to both those familiar and new to his work.

PhotographyBooks & manuscriptsEast Anglia

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU

01603 493625


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Temporarily closed

Between 2019-2021, building work to transform the Castle Keep back to its original lay-out as a Norman royal palace will take place. For the duration of the work, the rest of the Castle site will remain open, and new activities and displays will give visitors the chance to find out more about the work as it unfolds. Visitors are encouraged to see for information on the work and how it may affect their visit.

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