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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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More than 2000 years of history to explore.

There has been a fortress and temple on this site back to Roman times and beyond. Revisit Boudica... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Little Gem in a Ancient City

Colchester is one of those places thats often overlooked when sorting day trips. Its fairly easy to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London UK
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Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, built when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, the Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors. Archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,500 years of history are beautifully showcased, including of the most important Roman finds in Britain
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (55 reviews)
“iron age” (17 reviews)
“roman period” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There has been a fortress and temple on this site back to Roman times and beyond. Revisit Boudica, the Romans, mediaeval Britain and the Civil War in a few hours. The castle was reopened to the public a year or so ago after improvements in...More

Thank Tr3vor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Colchester is one of those places thats often overlooked when sorting day trips. Its fairly easy to get to via train or rail. The local tourist centre is based in the castle grounds and have lots of information concerning local places to go to and...More

1  Thank AoEgamer1806
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had such a lovely day at the Castle. We took the extra tour onto the roof and under the castle. Was well worth the money. The lady giving us the guided tour was super. Lots of great knowledge to share. I learnt a lot...More

Thank sallyMin1989
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did the town walk at 11.00 on a saturday and went back to tour the museum afterwards. It has been replaned and had a magnificent roman collection. Really modern displays and interpretation panels. Great son et luminaire on the wall for 5 minutes. More than...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle has lots to see and a minefull of information from Roman times when Colchester was the capital the castle grounds are well worth a look around and always something going on my grandson infront of. Arlene flower beds

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of interesting things to see and lean about absolutally years and years of history and how life dress armory has changed from 11 BC

Thank hectorh292
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was at the castle yesterday. 7.75 pounds to get in. Should be about 5 pounds. Looks nice from the outside and the surrounding park is lovely and well kept. Inside is quite small but interesting to se the history, dating back to roman times. Doesn't...More

Thank james d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Greyfriars Hotel only a short distance away, Colchester Castle was a must-see on our recent visit, Compared with other similar establishments we thought that £7.50 for adults (no concessions for seniors) was a bit steep. However, the reception staff were very helpful...More

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating collection of artefacts dating as far back as the Iron Age. The Roman jewellery is particularly stunning. You can even have a go at virtual chariot racing! We also paid a little extra to do the tour of the vaults and the roof...More

Thank wenjaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience especially if one takes the guided tour which offers aspects of the museum which are unavailable otherwise !

Thank Michael E
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Bertha R
9 July 2017|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but as the TripAdvisor review header for the Castle has details of their website and phone number, I suggest you make direct contact on this.
Maria B
3 February 2017|
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Response from KiaraDebbie | Reviewed this property |
yes there is
Joanne H
17 August 2016|
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Response from Colchester B | Property representative |
Hi Joanne H, There is an entry charge for the Castle Museum, detailed below: Adult (inc Seniors) £7.60 Child (Aged 4-16) £4.75 Reduced Entrance Fee - Disabled visitors and a carer; full-time students 17+; welfare... More