Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle
Colchester, Essex

Average time spent – 1-2+ hours.

Things to do at Colchester Castle review

Colchester Castle is home to a museum that explores different periods of history in Colchester, Essex. With modern, family-friendly displays that help make learning fun.

The museum has a unique mix of fascinating displays with the latest technology and hands-on activities. There is lots to explore. At the castle you can explore the story of Roman and Norman conquest, Boudiccan revolt and Civil war at the castle. Star exhibits include the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick hoard of Roman treasure.

You can have a go at building a Norman archway, dressing as an Iron Age Briton or steering a Roman chariot with a large scale projection. Plus you can touch real Roman pottery, feel the weight of Roman armour have a go at brass rubbing.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Colchester Castle

Address: Colchester CO1 1TJ, Essex, England. Phone: 01206 282939

Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Modern museum in a castle with interactive and hands-on exhibits. Plenty of family-friendly things to do. There are toilets.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range, adult tickets are £10, children 4-16 £5.95. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is a pay and display parking nearby.

When are they open?

Colchester Castle is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Please contact the venue.

Are they accessible?

Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle

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