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Colchester Castle Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Educational fun

We visited with our children and we were delighted with all the hands on activities and equipment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gemma N
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Absolutely brilliant

For a 'small' museum, it packs a lot of punch! Went on the tour too, all four of us enjoyed it. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ewhurst, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ, England
+44 1206 282939
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our children and we were delighted with all the hands on activities and equipment, the children could try to build an arch, play in a saxons house and ride a virtual horse race. The artifact were well displayed and the use of...More

Thank Gemma N
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a 'small' museum, it packs a lot of punch! Went on the tour too, all four of us enjoyed it. It was a little pricey, but we think it was well worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely time here during the Summer holiday - my grandsons enjoyed playing in the park then going inside the castle when they were tired out a bit. One of the museum workers was dressed up as a Celt and painted the boys'...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Colchester Castle and then to the museum. We had an excellent time. All the staff are so friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. My elderly mother and I enjoyed out time there enormously. It has so many things to appeal to every age...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much more to see than I expected. Lots of interactive things for kids, expect lots of dressing up! The grounds are beautiful, great for a picnic after

Thank KayleighL89
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky as we were in Colchester when there was a heritage day so free entry. Very interesting, especially if roman Britain interests you. The building itself is fascinating and the surrounding park was immaculately kept.

Thank Chris383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well displayed artifacts. Start upstairs and work down. The guided cellar and roof tour does not add much and should not cost £3.00 extra on top of the entry to what is a relatively small museum. The 'prison' annexe was a confused afterthought and needs...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit and though the museum doesn't take a very long time to see its worth the trip. It also benefits from a great garden but their is no on site parking so you have to park close by in a public parking...More

Thank Sandz75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess this is the place where you should start any visit to Colchester. Great insight into Colchester through the ages. Kids particularly enjoyed the chariot race ... as did I.

Thank slimboy2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed that the children also need to pay to enter, had a reasonable experience to help with children’s summer diary but value for money definitely not there.

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Bertha R
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Response from donaldmchugh | Reviewed this property |
As far as I rember yes they do.
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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